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Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup

 Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup
Oregano really shines in this hearty soup from field editor Traci K Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania. “It smells delicious while it’s cooking and makes a great lunch or dinner. You could use lima beans instead of the green beans.”
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 large green pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup ditalini or other small pasta
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium
  • heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Drain.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables and pasta are
  • tender. Yield: 10 servings (3-3/4 quarts).

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Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups (prepared with reduced-sodium broth) equals 182 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 808 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.