Beef Macaroni Soup Recipe
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
- 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the mixed vegetables, tomatoes, broth and pepper. Bring to a boil; add macaroni. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until macaroni and vegetables are tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Test Kitchen Tips
1 cup: 233 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Beef Macaroni Soup
"The broth was thin and the flavors were very faded."
"I made this after reading the other comments. I added garlic powder, chilli powder and black pepper. It was great. I think the chilli powder added helped the flavor. When I make it again, I might add chopped onions and cook them with the hamburger at the beginning. This dish can have a lot of variation which is great - different vegetables or meat could be used. I would like to try this dish sometime with chicken. It would be easy to add more of some more ingredients to stretch the number of portions for a larger crowd. Adding any kind of favorite cheese on top would bring it up to a 5 star recipe."
"This is a great recipe! I felt by the listing of ingredients, it would need "over seasoned." I added a lot more seasoning and I'm glad I did (more pepper, garlic salt and garlic powder). The photo also shows a lot more broth than what mine was left with, so I agree with some of the other reviewers and will add more broth next time (probably another cup would work well). All in all, a great dish to add to my rotation. Thank you for the addition to my recipe box!"
"I agree with lindaaiello. But I'm giving this recipe 5 stars BECAUSE of the versatility. Obviously everyone has favorite flavors. As far as I'm concerned, you can take garlic and toss it out the window. My family didn't use it when I was little, I didn't use it when my kids were little. My grownup kids now use lots of garlic, hot peppers, other spicy spicy flavors. I still don't; i LIKE bland. They have learned to take some out for me BEFORE they light it in fire. So be kind in your OPINIONS. The basic recipe is great. Feel free to doctor it all you want. But thank the person for submitting it & giving you the opportunity to let your creativity shine. Happy New Year to all :)"
"I made this but I changed it up a bit, used tomato juice, extra can of broth, lots more seasoning, as this was a little bland, and I cooked the macaroni first, then added it."
"I have never had a recipe for this but my husband has made the same soup for years, and we LOVE it. The recipe was unwritten and handed down from his mother, and was called "Hamberger soup." The only difference would be that he used fresh veges, although maybe none of us thought of using frozen. He also used some garlic powder and a few herbs - basil, oregano, or whatever he felt like adding that day. But the garlic was the key to making it GREAT! We served it with crackers and butter or garlic bread. I am basing the rating on this recipe with the inclusion of garlic. BTW, I don't believe we ever had leftovers."
"A good base recipe to start from but bland as baby food as written. The first time I made this I knew instinctively it would need 2 cans of beef broth, not one and I doubled the macaroni, added 2 cloves of pressed garlic, a sprig of fresh thyme, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, a bay leaf and yes it did need some salt even with 2 cans of beef broth. A good glug of red wine gave it that slow hours long simmered taste. This makes a good hearty satisfying 2 portions when we are having just soup for dinner on a cold night. We have a couple of large bowls for just that purpose."
"As easy as this soup was to prepare, it needed MUCH more flavor! After reading the recipe, I added a large clove of garlic, and a handful of finely chopped (fresh) Italian parsley. I also (eyeballed) some dried oregano, basil, thyme & marjoram. Even so, it came out tasting like a 'doctored-up' version of a can of "Campbell's" soup. Incidentally, I NEVER add pasta (or rice) into a 'one pot' dish. I always cook it separately, drain & rinse it, and then mix in. I don't want the starch from my pasta or rice in my final dish - especially, since we're very carb conscious!"
"I think if you cook the macaroni before hand, it will save on the amount of liquids that need to be added. Also, it's been my experience that noodles should be cooked separately, then drained and rinsed to get the extra starch rinsed off. Otherwise, this soup sounds fantastic!!!"
"What if my family will not eat tomatoes? Can I bypass them or should I add tomato sauce? I really want to make this!"
"I make this soup love it only thing is I use tomato juice instead od tomatoes."
"Very good on a cold night"
"i make this all of the time even good with chicken ...."
"I added a can of BOLD Manwich, gives it a little kick"
"I added an extra can of broth but thought that made it have too much liquid, so I cooked up another half cup of noodles and added. Then I thought there were too many noodles. So next time I will make it with 2 cans of broth + 3/4 cup of noodles. That should do the trick. :) Husband loved it, went back for seconds and asked for leftovers in his lunch."
"Wish I had read the comments before I made it.... just followed the recipe because it sounded good, and yes, it could have used more liquid. Very tasty though. Good leftover/reheated too."
"This simple, flavorful soup is excellent. I agree with others that you may want to add more broth to the soup and those who want a more savory taste can add any of a variety of spices. We added a little garlic powder (as per suggestion) and small amount of chipotle seasoning. Next time, we may try a little lemon pepper and rosemary. (We'll probably leave out the chipotle on that try, but it was very tasty this time!)"
"Absolutely LOVE this! Hubby and I love to cook it up on brisk cold days. I add a little bit of jalapeno's to spice it up a little bit. It is easy and VERY delicious!"
"I like it but I doubled the tomatoes and broth and added minced onion, and garlic powder. Thought it would be too thick and not enough taste with only pepper for a spice. It is good, easy, and colorful and probably kid-friendly."
"This is phenomenal! I doubled the recipe and added green pepper and zucchini. Delicious and simple!"
"Definitely belongs under the title "SIMPLE & DELICIOUS" After making this soup the first time my husband saw the photo in the magazine and not only recognized it, but asked when I'd be making it again. Since I usually have all the ingredients on hand it will be prepared again soon and often. THANKS!"
"Very easy after a long day at work. I add an extra can of broth and extra noodles, as my kids like the macaroni. I also throw in garlic, red pepper, and a bay leaf."
"This was a pretty decent soup. I always have these ingredients on hand (except for the beef broth, but I can substitute with beef bouillon) so that is always a plus. My children loved it, and they don't care much for soup. I will probably be making it often just for the fact they will eat it. One of them even asked if I could put leftovers in a thermos for school lunch. Thanks for the recipe."