Beefy Bean Soup Recipe
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Beefy Bean Soup Recipe

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This quick and filling soup from Carolyn Burbidge of makes a bunch, but it won’t last long! The reader from Bountiful, Utah says, “The leftovers are even better the next day. I love it because we get two hearty meals out of one short cooking session.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup equals 225 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 1091 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 15 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, celery, onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Add to tomato mixture. Stir in beans; heat through. Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Beefy Bean Soup in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p56

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"This was terrible! The tomato puree taste was over powering! Now I'm trying to find a way to alter it to use up the leftovers! I would not make this again."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"The tomato sauce taste is too strong and it is way too salty. Don't waste your time on this recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Though mine came out more like a goulash than a soup, it was good. I did have to add a little more seasoning to the dish as it was cooking. The canned tomato taste was just a bit too prevalent. Turned out nicely in the end."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"This soup was a complete fail. The taste of the canned tomatoe puree was too over powering. I let it simmer for almost an hour hoping to tone down the taste of canned tomatoe but to no avail. I even added more beef broth to it. My family said the taste reminded them of spaghetti O's. We ended up having a pizza night."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"Yum Yum Yum! I love soup! I have made this twice and once I used a can of Italian tomatoes and it was even better."

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