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Busy Day Soup

Busy Day Soup

Embrace simplicity and flavor with Busy Day Soup, a hearty and satisfying dish perfect for those hectic days when you need a comforting meal without the fuss. Made with ground beef, mixed vegetables, and pantry staples, this recipe comes together quickly and effortlessly, making it an ideal option for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.

Why Make This Soup

  • A fuss-free recipe that requires minimal preparation and ingredients, making it perfect for busy schedules.
  • Packed with protein from the ground beef and nutritious mixed vegetables, this recipe is both satisfying and wholesome.
  • Versatile enough to customize with your favorite herbs and spices, making it a family-friendly meal that everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 ¾ cup mixed frozen vegetables
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni

How to Make Busy Day Soup

  1. Brown the ground beef: In a large soup pot, brown the ground beef over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain any excess fat from the pot.
  2. Add soup mix and tomatoes: Pour in the water, onion soup mix, and diced tomatoes with their juice. Stir well to combine.
  3. Simmer: Bring the soup to a simmer over medium-low heat. Let it simmer for 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  4. Add macaroni and vegetables: After the soup has simmered for an hour, add the uncooked macaroni and mixed frozen vegetables to the pot. Cook for an additional 15 minutes, or until the macaroni is tender and the vegetables are heated through.
  5. Serve: Ladle the Soup into bowls and serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve it with crusty bread or crackers for a complete meal.
  • Top each serving with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese or a dollop of sour cream for added flavor.

Storage Info

  • Store any leftover in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat individual portions in the microwave or on the stove until heated through before serving.

Techniques or Tips

  • To add extra flavor to the dish, consider using beef broth instead of water.
  • Customize the recipe by adding additional vegetables such as diced potatoes, carrots, or celery.

Variation

  • For a lighter version of the soup, use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef.
  • Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce for an extra depth of flavor.

FAQs about Busy Day Soup

Q: Can I use fresh vegetables instead of frozen? A: Yes, you can use fresh vegetables instead of frozen if preferred. Simply chop the vegetables into bite-sized pieces and add them to the soup during the last 15 minutes of cooking.

Q: Can I make this soup ahead of time? A: Yes, This Soup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Simply reheat on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Q: Can I freeze leftovers of this soup? A: Yes, you can freeze leftover portions of the Soup for up to 3 months. Allow the soup to cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container or resealable freezer bags. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

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