Beef and Macaroni Soup is a great dish for cooler weather! Loaded with protein and vegetables, this soup recipe is sure to heat up your day!
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Beef and Macaroni Soup is a foolproof meal that is simple and comforting to warm yourself. It is even great to serve if you are feeling under the weather, so you could get the needed nourishment.
I really think that everyone should learn how to make this recipe. It is very handy if you want something quick yet fulfilling, and in addition, storing leftovers is also fine as it freezes well.
Not to mention, it even works perfectly for a simple get together at lunch or dinner. This classic dish just fits with any occasion which is why it really goes a long way to learn how to make it.
My recipe is one of the simplest yet extremely tasty that you can find. With the beef and macaroni surrounded by the thick creamy tomatoes, it is surely something that anyone cannot get enough of.
Can you put macaroni in soup?
Yes, in fact, it is a common practice! However, leaving them too long can make the pasta absorb too much water.
For that reason, if you are not sure if the dish will be finished after the meal, you can cook them separately. By doing so, you’ll only add in the cooked pasta when serving.
How to make Beef and Macaroni Soup
- Cook meat. Cook the beef, onion, and garlic, in your desired container, preferably a soup pot. Remove excess fat.
- Add tomato mixture. In the same pot, pour in the broth, tomatoes, paste, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Leave it until it boils and let it simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
- Add pasta. Add the macaroni and vegetables. Let simmer for 8 minutes or depending on when the pasta becomes tender. Add seasoning to achieve the desired taste.
- Serve. Garnish with sour cream, parsley, or cheese. Serve in a nice bowl.
There are also other ways to enjoy this recipe aside from the beef and macaroni combination. Chicken with macaroni is also quite popular, and it is also called in some countries as Sopas.
Aside from the meat, you can just increase the number of vegetables and beans, and you’ll have a Macaroni Vegetable soup. This consists of adding zucchini, carrots, cannellini beans, and corn.
All these variations are really tasty, and you should try them once in a while.
How to store Beef and Macaroni Soup?
If you are cooking it in large batches, it would be great to cook the pasta separately and store it in a different container as well.
However, if you boiled them together, it is easy to store them as well. You only need to wait for it cool down before placing them in the fridge with a cover in a resealable container.
To enjoy it again, simply reheat on the stove and add seasoning to taste.
More delicious soup recipes:
Nothing beats a classic soup when it comes to dishes that are quick and suitable for cold weather. If you enjoyed this recipe and want more, make sure to take a look at the following dishes:
- Adding shredded cheese on top of the dish makes it really creamier. So, if you want a thicker consistency, do add a generous amount of cheese.
- In other countries, they even add evaporated or fresh milk to make it tastier and creamier.
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 45 mins
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 sweet onion (diced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 7 cups beef broth (low sodium)
- 14 ounces can diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 ½ cups elbow macaroni (uncooked)
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 red bell pepper (diced)
- 1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables
- Sour cream
- Chopped parsley
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Place a large soup pot over medium heat, and once it's hot add the ground beef and brown it. Add onion and garlic and cook until no pink remains. Drain the fat.
- Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, dried parsley, and dried Italian seasonings. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer 5-10 minutes.
- Add uncooked macaroni and all the vegetables, simmer an additional 8-10 minutes, or until macaroni is tender. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
- Serve with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and chopped parsley.