1/2 lb ground
1/2 C chopped onions
2C hot water
3/4 C cut-up celery
3/4C cut-up potatoes
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 bay leaf
pinch of Basil
3 whole tomatoes or 1 small can tomatoes chopped.
Brown ground beef slowly in a heavy skillet. Add onions
and cook 5 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients except tomatoes and mix
thoroughly, loosening the browned bits from the bottom of
the pot. Simmer 20 minutes. Add tomatoes and more water if
necessary. Simmer 10 minutes longer 2 generous servings