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Tomato and Beef Soup

 Tomato and Beef Soup
On a cool night, you'll warm up to bowls of this steaming soup shared by our home economists. It's brimming with good-tasting ingredients, including carrots, celery, tomatoes, pasta shells and leftover beef.
15 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) Italian tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups cubed cooked roast beef
  • 2 cups small pasta shells, cooked and drained

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine the broth, celery, carrots, onion and
  • garlic; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7
  • minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in the next
  • nine ingredients. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add beef and
  • pasta; heat through. Yield: 15 servings (3-3/4 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 145 calories,

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Tomato and Beef Soup (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.