Garden Vegetable Soup
In a large kettle, brown the ground beef with the salt and pepper until meat is no longer pink. OR, place the chicken pieces in the large kettle. Add the onions until slightly softened. Pour in the broth, crushed tomatoes with juice and add all the vegetables except the corn. Cover and bring to boil. Lower the heat and let simmer for one-half hour. Add the corn about 10 minutes before serving.
Additional optional ingredients: drop in dumplings, barley, rice or noodles for more texture and filling. Serve with bread or crackers for a complete, healthy meal.