Thursday, September 29, 2011

Italian Beef Soup

1 pound ground beef
1 cup diced onion
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup sliced carrots
2 cloves minced garlic
1 16 oz. Can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz. Can tomato sauce
1 15-oz. Can red kidney beans with juice
2 cups water
5 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon sweet basil
½ teaspoon black pepper

Sauté garlic in a bit of olive oil. Add ground beef and brown. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce kidney beans, water and spices. Add onion, celery and carrots. Bring to a boil. Simmer until vegetables soften.

Pasta option: Add ¼ cup of small pastas such as Acini Di Pepe, Rizo, etc.

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