Cook ground beef and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is no longer pink; about 6-10 minutes. Drain off any fat. (I have my students dump it into a colander then back into the pan because they can't drain it effectively otherwise) Stir in seasoning mix and continue cooking for 1 minute. Stir in tomato juice. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally until heated through - about 5 minutes. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Each individual can then add additional toppings.
desired. This comes in a tube like anchovy paste, is really quick to use and eliminates the need to have students chopping with sharp knives.