1 lb ground round beef
3 cubes beef bouillon
3 cups hot water
1 46 oz bottle spicy vegetable juice cocktail
1 lb frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
8 ozs uncooked alphabet pasta
6 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste
Place the meat in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain the meat, except for about 2 Tablespoons of the juices.
Dissolve the bouillon cubes in 3 cups of hot water and add to the stockpot with the meat. Stir in the vegetable juice, mixed vegetables, alphabet pasta and 6 cups of water. Simmer 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.