Homemade beef stock is a guaranteed method for producing great beef and vegetable soup, but most of us buy a can and then try to doctor it up. Many of these quick fixes are ultimately unsatisfying. But the right cut of meat turns canned broth into a satisfying bowl of soup.
Don't have a leftover ham bone? No problem. Just buy a precooked ham steak.
Here's how to transform leftovers into a very different dish. Leftover gravy from pot roast creates an intensely flavored broth for this soup.