15 Reviews

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.

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mersaydees February 23, 2009

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.

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Debbb February 17, 2013

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.

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PacemakerGuy February 06, 2007

Really enjoyed this soup! I used tri-colored macaroni noodles because that's what I had. Also didn't use corn since I was out. We are looking forward to leftovers. Thank you!

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Empire920 June 02, 2016

Good filling soup. The steak is a nice change of pace.

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Ginny Sue May 04, 2008

This soup was good but I felt it needed something.

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swiz58 March 01, 2008

"Outstanding soup!" was the verdict from DS#2. This soup was extremely quick and easy. It has so many wonderful veggies in it yet it also satified the meat-eaters in my family. I used spinach penne (that's what I had). I'll be making this again for my family - and DS#2 wants to learn to make it too. Thanks Deb's Recipes!

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Acerast January 07, 2008

A big hit! Didn't change much...I used cannelini and since - as usual - my grocery store had no top sirloin in sight, I bought stew meat that I trimmed into smaller pieces. Worked fine. I simmered it for about an hour and 1/2 to make sure the meat was tender. This will be a part of our winter line up. Thanks!

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HEP MEP October 12, 2007

This is the very first OAMC recipe I prepared and served. I used great white beans instead of kidneys and bow ties instead of penne, because that is what I had on hand. My whole family enjoyed this, it was hearty and comforting on a cold winter night. Thanks for posting this.

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Sernarama December 22, 2006

We really enjoyed this. I only wish I had made a double batch so I had some left to freeze. Thanks so much for posting. Nick's Mom

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Brenda. July 02, 2006
Sirloin Soup Italiano