1 ¼ lbs. lean ground beef, turkey or chopped chicken–
cook and drain; set aside.
If you are vegetarian, this soup is great without the meat!
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
1 large red, orange and/or green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 large zucchini, chopped
8 oz. mushrooms, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 bottle (46 oz.) vegetable cocktail juice
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
1 Tbs. ground cumin
1 Tbs. Morton’s Nature Seasoning
1/4 cup each fresh cilantro and parsley leaves, chopped