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Hearty Ground Beef Pasta Soup

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Warm cozy and full of protein.

This soup is easily customizable, I used beef but pork, turkey, or chicken could be used as well. If using poultry change to a chicken boulion and adding in celery or a leeks work really nicely. If your looking for a opportunity to bump up protein exchange the pasta for beans. 

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Ingredients 

1 lb extra lean ground beef  

2 packages white button mushrooms, sliced  

1 medium yellow onion, chopped  

3 cloves garlic, minced  

3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced  

6 cups water  

1 large can of diced Italian tomatoes

2 beef bouillon cubes  

1 1/2 tsp dried Oregano   

1 bay leaf

2 cups pasta, something spiraled or shells  

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Directions  

In a large saucepan brown beef over med low heat, drain fat.  

Add onions, garlic, mushrooms, and carrots. Sautee until softened about 7-10 min.  

Add tomatoes, water, bouillon, bay leaf and oregano. Bring to a boil.  

Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 25 min. 

Add pasta and let cook for another 8-10 min or until pasta is cooked.  

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Remove bay leaf and serve with Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.  

Makes about 10 bowls.  

 

 

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