Venus de Milo Soup
This ground beef, vegetable and pasta soup is so easy — excuse the pun — you could make it with one arm tied behind your back.
1 pound ground beef
1 (16-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 (10-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
1 (2.4-ounce) package dry onion soup mix
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 teaspoons beef soup base or bouillon granules
2 cups water
1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)*
- In a kettle cook ground beef until browned and crumbly; drain excess grease.
- Add the stewed tomatoes, frozen mixed vegetables, dry onion soup mix, tomato sauce, beef base and water; bring to a boil.
- Stir in orzo and cook just until the pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
Makes 8 servings.
*Or use your favorite small pasta shapes or macaroni.