My homemade soup consists of mixed vegetables, ground beef, and canned whole or diced tomatoes.
While the ground beef is cooking, I chop potatoes and onions.
Over the years, I've never had a pot of soup that tasted the same. This is because I toss in what I have available -- leftovers, okra, celery...
Today, I added some Asian stir fry to the mixed vegetables. This gave my soup a wide variety of vegetables -- potatoes, onions, chutes, greenbeans, carrots, red peppers, corn, broccoli, and peas. I seasoned with minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
Add drained ground beef and simmer until potatoes are tender. Serve with cornbread.