Art’s Italian Vegetable Soup

img_4266-copy1My friend, Art had my family over for soup a couple weeks ago. I enjoyed it so much that I begged for the recipe to share here on my blog. I think you will enjoy it as much as I did.

You Need

1 lb ground beef                                                          2 c water

1 cup diced onion                                                       5 tsp of chicken bouillon granules

1 cup diced celery                                                        1 T. dried parsley

1 cup sliced carrots                                                     1 tsp salt

2 cloves garlic, minced                                              ½ tsp oregano

16 oz tomato juice                                                       ½ tsp basil

15 oz tomato sauce                                                      ¼ tsp pepper

15 oz can red kidney beans, drained                      ½ cup elbow macaroni


Brown beef in heavy kettle and drain well. Add all ingredients except macaroni. Bring to boil; simmer 20 min covered. Add macaroni. Bring to a boil and simmer until veg are tender. To make a thinner soup you can add up to 4 cups of broth.


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