Instead of opening a can of alphabet soup, why not make some from scratch? Kids of all ages love this traditional ABC soup with a tomato base, ground beef and alphabet pasta. —Sharon Brockman, Appleton, Wisconsin
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes11 servings (2-3/4 quarts)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 quarts tomato juice
- 1 can (15 ounces) mixed vegetables, undrained
- 1 cup water
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 cup uncooked alphabet pasta
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato juice, vegetables, water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Add pasta. Cook, uncovered, until pasta is tender, 6-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper.
If you don't have small pasta on hand for ABC Soup, use quick-cooking barley or instant rice. Cook until tender. If you're out of bouillon cubes, 2 teaspoons of bouillon granules can be used instead.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 148 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.
Dec 19, 2013
Very bland, no seasonings. Little flavor other than tomato juice. Needs a larger pasta. Could not even taste the pasta.
Mar 29, 2013
good, especially for such a quick easy soup. i used frozen vegetables instead of canned.