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Old Fashioned Beef & Macaroni Soup Recipe

Old Fashioned Beef & Macaroni Soup
Source: divas can cook

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2/3 cup onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef (Use a good quality)
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (I use basil, oregano, garlic flavor)
  • 29 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (enough to balance out the tartness of tomatoes)
  • 1½ teaspoon basil
  • 1½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups dry elbow macaroni, prepared al dente and drained.
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded (topping)
PREP TIME
10m
COOK TIME
20m
TOTAL TIME
30m
YIELD
5-6 servings

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion and saute until tender.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Stir in ground beef. (season beef with salt and pepper if desired)
  • When beef is cooked, drain off the excess fat.
  • Pour in the beef broth, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, basil, oregano, thyme, and bay leaf.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings. (It should taste good enough to eat as is)
  • Let sauce simmer for 20 minutes (I usually prepare the pasta at this time.)
  • Add cooked macaroni to the soup.
  • Ladled soup into bowls.
  • Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese

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