Beefy Harvest Soup --
30 Minutes or Less
  • Total Recipe Time: 25 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
  4. 1-1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  5. 4 teaspoons instant beef bouillon granules
  6. 1 cup uncooked large elbow macaroni
  7. 6 ounces smoked beef sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  8. Salt and pepper


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon. Remove drippings.
  2. Meanwhile combine water, tomatoes, mixed vegetables and bouillon granules in large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni and beef; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in sausage; continue simmering 2 to 4 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Comments (1)
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bland.....needs garlic and some red pepper flakes. Suggest that you season the ground beef with salt, pepper and some worcestershire sauce before you transfer it. Adding some decent red wine doesn't hurt this recipe either! Good luck!