HEARTY SOUP MIX: Combine ingredients in a large airtight container. Stir to evenly distribute ingredients. Label container. Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 6 months. Shake before using.
Makes about 12- 1/2 cups of Hearty Soup Mix. HEARTY SOUP STOCK: Put 6 cups water in a large kettle or Dutch oven. Add 1-1/3 cups Hearty Soup Mix and salt.
Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 1 to 1/2 hours.
Add carrots, celery, cabbage, tomato sauce, and vegetable juice cocktail. Add cooked ground beef or other leftover meat, if desired. Simmer 20 more minutes, until vegetables are cooked. YIELD: 6 to 8 Servings.