In a large pot, add the water and the meat and salt and let boil on high fire for about 1/2 hour. Then add the two cans of V-8 and let cook for 15 minutes. Now add everything except the sweet peas and let cook for a little over an hour. When the potatoes and carrots are tender or getting close, add the peas.
You can customize the soup as you like. Add more or less water. Add more of one kind of vegetable and leave some out.
Gumbos, Soups, Chowders
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana