Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
I discovered this recipe in a 'Better Homes' magazine. Made it last night for the first time and it was excellent. I used Fusilli instead of the spaghetti and it worked perfectly.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1 small sweet green pepper, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup chopped celery (1 stalk)
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 (13 -15 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 dash crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 ounces dried spaghetti, broken into 2 inch pieces
- In a large saucepan or Dutch over, cook meat, onion, sweet pepper, celery, carrot, and garlic over medium heat until vegetables are tender and meat is no longer pink.
- Drain off excess fat.
- Add water, undrained tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and red pepper.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add broken spaghetti.
- Return to boiling.
- Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until spaghetti is tender.
- Serve immediately.
This was a wonderful soup recipe! I skipped the carrots and the sugar and chose angle hair pasta as the noodle but followed the rest of the recipe as written. When I make this again, I think that I will add some mushrooms. We topped it with Parmesan cheese and it was inhaled. I had enough left over for lunch today and it wasn't very soupy anymore but still delicious! Thanks so much for posting!!
Very good and easy to make. I made this for lunch today. I followed the recipe as written other then I used crushed tomatoes instead of diced. I didn't add the celery, carrot, the red pepper flakes or the sugar. I also added some parmesan cheese. I used beef broth instead of water. Mine was more like a soup then what is pictured. My boys enjoyed it. My son said he thought it tasted like stuffed peppers with noodles instead of rice.
This was a wonderul dish. I have made it now a couple of times and everyone has loved it and asked for the recipe. Thanks for posting.