Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
A delicious, easy to prepare, and healthful soup based upon a recipe from Fred Wix, who is also known as the Gabby Gourmet.
- 8 ounces penne pasta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 lbs top sirloin steaks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped carrot
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 cups low sodium chicken broth or 6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 (28 ounce) candiced Italian-style tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
- 1 (15 ounce) can corn
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- fresh ground black pepper
- fresh grated parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, saute beef, onion, and celery in olive oil for 2-3 minutes; add carrots and garlic; saute another 1-2 minutes until beef is just cooked.
- Combine beef mixture, broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, corn, and herbs in stockpot; simmer for 20 minutes or until flavors are blended and all vegetables are tender; add pasta and heat through; add salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste; serve topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese ~ and as the Gabby Gourmet always says, Enjoy!
- NOTE: 8 ounce uncooked penne pasta is 2 1/2 cups.
Made as directed, except used ziti pasta. At the table, this soup inspired suggestions as to how to make it flavorful. My DH suggested Frank's Hot Sauce (his answer to everything!) and I said, "no", that Frank's is not in keeping with the Italian spirit behind this recipe. I added some balsamic vinegar to mine, and that seemed to balance it out. Thanks, Deb's Recipes! Made for Best of 2008 tag.
Awesome!! Really full of flavour - wonderful hearty winter meal! Because I planned to do this in the crockpot, hubby (the grocery shopper) just bought some cheap ol' cut of steak - lol - and it turned out amazingly tender. To make in the crockpot, this is what I did: Add all (raw) ingredients to the crockpot EXCEPT the pasta. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Add the cooked pasta to the soup for the last 10-15 minutes.
Great soup, and easy to make. Used homemade beef stock and left out the beans. Even picky wife thought it was good. Better than the supermarket low sodium choices.