A lot of people!
My mom is now 91 years old. She grew up during the depression era and she was one of 12 children. Obviously, they had to invent ways to feed a huge family on a shoe string budget. Her mom would make a great big pot of this soup to fill all those hungry little bellies. It's great tasting and makes a good sized pot. I raised my son making this soup and he loves it to this day. I also like to use it to carry lunches to work.
1 1/2 lb
medium onion, chopped
1 lb. can of whole tomatoes, chopped (don't drain, you'll need the juice)
15 or 16 oz. can tomato sauce
beef bouillon cubes
fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes
1In dutch oven, brown hamburger and onions. When done, spoon off drippings and discard.
Add tomatoes and juice, tomato sauce, water, bouillon cubes and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer. Simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
When done, add macaroni and cook over medium heat 20 additional minutes or until macaroni is done.