Beef Macaroni Soup

Beef Macaroni Soup
 
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Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup uncooked elbow macaroni
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat and drain.
  2. Stir in the mixed vegetables, tomatoes, broth and pepper. Bring to a boil; add macaroni.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes or until macaroni and vegetables are tender. (adjust your beef broth accordingly)

 

Meatball Soup

Meatball Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 medium onion, cut into eighths
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup long-grain rice
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
Instructions
  1. Combine the beef broth, water, onion and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Combine ground beef, rice, egg, oregano, garlic salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper and cumin in a large bowl and mix well. Shape mixture into 1-inch meatballs.
  3. Coat the meatballs with flour. Drop them into the boiling broth and cover. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 45 minutes.
  4. Add the potatoes to the soup and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender (about 1 hour). Remove the bay leaf. Season with remaining black pepper.
Notes
You can definitely add more vegetables like carrots to this.

 

Italian Meatloaf

Bill loves this meatloaf.  However, when trying to get it out of the pan, the bottom did stick a little (so you may have to spray the pan down first).  It also drained off the grease while it was cooking (about half way through and again when I pulled it out of the oven).

 

Italian Meatloaf
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs (I'm going to try a full cup next time I make this)
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Italian-style seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained (I used the ones with basil and oregano flavoring)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs and ketchup. Add in the Italian-style seasoning, oregano, basil, garlic salt, diced tomatoes and cheese. Press into a 9x5 inch loaf pan, and cover loosely with foil.
  3. Bake 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.