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Beefy Tomato Soup Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with lean ground beef, reduced-sodium tomato juice and reduced-sodium onion soup mix) equals 176 calories, 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 meat, 1 starch.