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Venus de Milo Soup

No recipe image available.This ground beef, vegetable and pasta soup is so easy — excuse the pun — you could make it with one arm tied behind your back.

Recipe Ingredients:

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)*

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a kettle cook ground beef until browned and crumbly; drain excess grease.
  2. Add the stewed tomatoes, frozen mixed vegetables, dry onion soup mix, tomato sauce, beef base and water; bring to a boil.
  3. 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.