Great meal for a chilly night! I used all ground beef and tried to reduce the sodium as much as possible (no seasoning salt, reduced or no sodium tomato ingredients when available) and it was delicious. I used the higher amounts of recommended spices and the heat level was perfect. Thanks for posting Kittencal!
This was a delicious meal tonight. A very thick, hearty soup that we all enjoyed. I followed the recipe exactly, using a pound of ground beef since that's what I had. Also added the baby spinach at the end. I used the highest measurement of all the ingredients listed except the pepper flakes. I used 1 1/2 teaspoons and I'm glad I didn't use more. It had a definite kick to it and we like spicy foods, so if you don't like hot, use less. Ingredients did not list the amount of shell pasta so I contacted Kittencal and was told to get a 12 ounce pckg. Thanks Kittencal for posting this recipe. Not only did my whole family enjoy it, but it made my house smell great!