We're All Together Tomato Mac Soup

Jane Whittaker

By
@janenov46

I made this frequently when the kids all were home for Christmas.
My hubby said we needed to install a traffic light in the kitchen....and something words to the effect "feeding frenzy".
Any way I loved the fact that we were all together and this is one of the soups I used to make.
It is a regional dish and every Mom and pop diner make this, as well as one of the local churches has this for their annual bazaar.
There actually is a controversy as to weather you cook the mac in with the soup, or separate, every one up there has an opinion.

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
vegtable oil
1 large
onion, chopped
64 oz
( 2-32 oz) containers beef broth or stock
29 oz
( 2 14.5 ounce cans) diced tomatoes
1 c
elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 tsp
beef base, optional this makes it beefier and also saltier
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
salt
2 medium
bay leaves
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp
dried parsley
1 1/2 lb
hamburg, or ground chuck

Step-By-Step

1In a stock pot add the vegtable oil, and saute the onion until translucent.
2Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Don't drain, that's where all the love is.
3Add beef base,beef broth,tomatoes,and seasonings.
4Simmer 15 minutes, then add macaroni.
5Continue to simmer until macaroni is tender.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy