When you’re looking for a soup that’s comfy as can be and also filling and delicious, look no further than Beef and Macaroni. I remember loving this soup in my childhood, even though at the time I claimed to hate all soup. Thanks to the beefy tomato flavor and tender macaroni, though, it’s the kind of soup that kids just can’t seem to resist… But really that goes for kids of all ages, from two right on up to one hundred and two.
1 pound lean ground beef1 pound lean ground beef
½ cup onion diced½ cup onion diced
6 cups beef broth6 cups beef broth
14 ounces diced tomatoes14 ounces diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon oregano½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil½ teaspoon dried basil
1 ½ cups elbow macaroni uncooked1 ½ cups elbow macaroni uncooked
1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables
In a large soup pot brown beef and onion until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes.
Stir in macaroni noodles and vegetables, simmer an additional 8 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
Serve with shredded cheese if desired.