Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
Fast and delicious, this inexpensive and easy soup will warm anyone on a cold winter's day or anytime you need a fast and nutritious meal. Also very versatile as you can add the veggies your family enjoys.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes, diced
- 6 cups water
- 6 beef bouillon cubes or 6 teaspoons beef bouillon granules, i personally recommend western family brand if you can find it
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper, i add more than this to your taste
- 1⁄2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
- 1 1⁄2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, peas, corn, carrots, beans
- serve with French bread
- Cook the ground beef, onion, garlic.
- Puree tomatoes in blender, or puree half and leave some in pieces.
- Put cooked beef, tomatoes, water, bouillon, and pepper in large pot.
- Bring to a boil and reduce to low; simmer uncovered 20 minutes.
- Add orzo and vegetables, simmer 15 more minutes.
- Adjust seasoning to taste.
- Serve with French bread or crusty rolls!
This turned out wonderfully. After reading the comments I just added a teaspoon or so of italian seasoning.
A really easy, versatile, and tasty soup. I used ground chuck, doubled the garlic...love it, added beef broth instead of the bouillon cubes and water, Italian blend frozen vegetables, and small shell pasta because I couldnt find orzo. Since I bought the Italian vegetables I added a small can of tomato sauce and some italian seasoning. Needed just a little something so I added salt, celery seeds, and some lemon pepper. Served with sliced sourdough bread and enjoyed supper a lot tonight! Made and reveiwed for PAC Fall 2008.
Very good and easy to make. I followed the recipe except I used crushed tomatoes and beef broth instead of the bouillon and water. I also used a can of mixed veggies instead of frozen as I am not a big fan of frozen veggies. I did have to add a bit of salt but we thought the seasoning was just right. Everyone enjoyed it. I even have some to heat up for lunch tomorrow! Made for Fall PAC 2008.