Pantry Tomato Beef Soup

"This is an easy dish, if you have everything in the pantry. I came up with the recipe after having it in a diner. I use ground turkey instead of beef. Sometimes I make this in a crockpot (low for a few hours), adding the cooked macaroni at the end of cooking. For zesty flavor, you can add in 1/2 jar pasta sauce."
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  • 34 lb ground beef, cooked (I use ground turkey)
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 12 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 4 cups cooked salad macaroni


  • Combine first five ingredients in in a soup pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add cooked macaroni just prior to serving.
  • Top with parmesan cheese, if desired.

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  1. I made this soup the other day, but with a few modifications. Since I only had a 1/2 lb of the ground beef in the fridge, I only used 1 can of the beef broth, 1 can of tomato soup, and I used a can of diced tomatoes with the green chilies. I didn't add the Italian seasoning, since I used the canned tomatoes with the green chilies, and I only used about 1 and 2/3's cup of the (uncooked) macaroni. I also added about 3 tablespoons of diced red onion, 2 cloves of garlic (minced), about 3/4's of one stalk of celery (thinly sliced), and 1/3 of a large green bell pepper (diced). I didn't simmer the soup for 30 minutes, as I needed a meal on the table a.s.a.p., so I just heated it through after adding the cooked macaroni. Since I had used canned tomatoes w/the green chilies, and I forgot to add the Parmesan cheese with the first serving, this soup tasted more like a chili-mac, and boy was it good! I had a 2nd serving, and topped it w/the Parmesan cheese, and that was good too. I plan on making this soup once again in the near future, as I'd like to try it w/the Italian seasoning, but not adding the canned tomatoes w/the green chilies, and I'll be sure to simmer the soup for 30 minutes, but if others want a quick 'n' easy, hot 'n' spicy chili-mac(w/o the beans), try this recipe, and using the canned tomatoes w/the green chilies, as well as the onion, garlic and celery. It's quite delish!! Thank you Recipe Reader for posting this recipe. My husband and I thought it was very good!!
  2. This was very good! I did cook a small diced onion and a diced stalk of celery with the hamburger. I will need to cut the recipe in half because it did make quite a lot. Thanks for posting! Mary
  3. I am giving this soup recipe 5 stars for ease, comfort factor and taste. I loved that a soup this simple could taste so yummy. I followed the recipe just as written with great results. Thanks for a keeper! :)
  4. Wasnt feeling to well after shoulder surgery and DH made this soup for me. He doesnt like to cook much in the kitchen, he grills, but he did a great job on this soup. I had petite diced tomatoes and small macaroni noodles so that is what DH used. Simmered on low for about one hour and enjoyed with a little fresh parmesan cheese on top. Very tasty and easy soup to make! Made and reviewed for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.
  5. I made this when I was home Christmas. This was inexpensive, fast and really, really good. Thanks for sharing!



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