Beefy Tomato Soup Recipe

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Ground beef and macaroni add heartiness to this soup sent in by Patricia Staudt of Marble Rock, Iowa. It's nicely seasoned...and nicely priced, too, at 37 cents per bowl.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium tomato juice
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 176 calories, 5g fat (0g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1-1/2 mea


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: The cost per serving does not include optional ingredients such as garnishes. When there is a choice of two ingredients, the cost is figured with the first one listed.
Originally published as Beefy Tomato Soup in Quick Cooking December 2000, p51

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"Very easy to make, but a little too simple in taste for me. Maybe add some veggies to it."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"This is a very good soup. It is so easy especially since you don't even have to cook the macaroni first."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Great taste and real easy to make."

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009

"This is a great soup. It was so easy to make."

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