This macaroni soup recipe is more like a homemade pasta stew. Thick and comfort food-ey it’s a family favourite all year, but especially at the cottage or rainy days. With a nice thick piece of ancient grains bread – you’re all set!
Ground Beef Macaroni Soup Recipe- Homemade Pasta Stew:
28oz can tomatoes
1lb ground beef
6 med potatoes diced
3 carrots – in sliced coin style
3 stalks celery – diced
1 or 2 onions
2 cups beef broth
1 can pork n beans, or beans in tomato sauce (ie Amy’s)
1tsp dry thyme, 1tsp dry parsley, 1 1/2 tespoons basil, 1/2 tsp dry marjoram
2 cloves garlic – pressed in garlic press
1 cup dry elbow macaroni – boil separately to al dente then cool** Important**. (cook until just before time on box). If they are not cooled, they go mushy. Can use corn noodles Arrowhead Mills have a great corn elbow noodle, and some of the elbow soy noodles are excellent as well.
In large pot saute onions, add ground beef , garlic and celery – saute until cooked.
Add tomatoes, potatoes carrots, beef broth, beans, spices, cooled cooked macaroni. Stir. Simmer 2 hrs, stirring intermittently, or put in crockpot/slow cooker- until heated through and vegetables cooked through.
Serve with grated cheese on top.