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ABC Soup

 ABC Soup
Instead of opening a can of alphabet soup, why not make some from scratch? Kids of all ages love this traditional soup with a tomato base, ground beef and alphabet pasta. - Sharon Brockman, Appleton, Wisconsin
11 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 quarts tomato juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mixed vegetables, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup uncooked alphabet pasta
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the
  • meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato juice, vegetables, water
  • and bouillon; bring to a boil. Add pasta. Cook, uncovered, for 6-8
  • minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring frequently. Add salt and
  • pepper. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
If you don't have small pasta on hand for ABC Soup, use quick-cooking barley or instant rice. Cook until tender. If you're out of bouillon cubes, 2 teaspoons of bouillon granules can be used instead.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 148 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 858 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.