Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Tired of those box mixes that you add ground beef to? This is just as fast to make as one of those and so much better tasting! Serve with a lettuce salad and some mixed fruit. Update: 7-31-06 Campbell's does not make the type of soup used in this recipe any more.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 cups macaroni, uncooked
- 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup with roasted garlic and herbs, undiluted (Campbell's has this brand)
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- In large skillet, brown beef and garlic; drain.
- Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Bring to boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
This was very good! I was disappointed that I didn't have the garlic and herb tomato soup to use, so instead I "invented" by own version by using regular tomato soup and adding a little garlic powder and a random herb or so. I don't think that I added enough of those two to make a difference, but that is ok! It was still very good! I used mini lasagna noodles (cooked them in water for a minute or so to get them going-which make it so a whole 2 1/4 cups of water was not necessary, probably 1 3/4...) Also, I added a little more veggies because I can never get enough of them! What I made served 6 people perfectly. I love it how it was so easy and colorful! Perhaps the beef could be substituted by chicken? Maybe! Well, I am glad I made it and I am sure I will again in the future! Thanks!
My family really enjoyed this recipe and I loved how quick & easy it was on a busy weeknight! Since the canned soup wasn't available, I didn't see a reason to downgrade for that. I had one can of plain tomato soup, so I used that and one can of diced tomatoes. I spiced those up with 1/2 teaspoon celery salt, 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning & 1 Tablespoon chili powder. Other than that, made as directed. We thought it was delicious and because of the vegetables, it was a one-pot meal. We enjoyed this dish with fresh grated Parmesan & some saltine crackers. I really needed a quick, ground beef recipe last night & you came to the rescue! Thanks for sharing, Char! :) Made & enjoyed for BB tag game.