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Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.

Makes

10 servings (3-3/4 quarts)

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.”

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

  1. 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.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables and pasta are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 182 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 808mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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