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    2 lbs lean ground beef
    1 white onion, peeled and diced
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, more to taste
    1/2 teaspoon dry oregano, more to taste
    1/2 teaspoon dry basil, more to taste
    1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
    1 (1 1/2 ounce) envelope onion soup mix
    6 cups water, more to desired consistency
    1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
    1 tablespoon soy sauce
    1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
    1 cup celery, sliced
    1/4 cup celery leaves, coarsely chopped
    1 cup fresh carrot, sliced
    1 cup white potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
    garlic salt, to taste
    shredded parmesan cheese, to serve
    sour cream, to serve


    1 Brown ground beef and onion in a large pot. Drain if needed.
    2 Add spices and onion soup mix.
    3 Stir in water, tomato sauce and soy sauce. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
    4 Add the rest of the ingredients up to the potatoes bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer uncovered until potatoes and carrots are tender about 30 minutes. (Add more water if needed).
    5 Season to taste with garlic salt.
    6 Serve with shredded parmesan cheese and sour cream.