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Italian Vegetable Soup ("Ugly Soup") Recipe

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Colin & Lorie Lund
Added: Monday, November 6, 2006


1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 cup diced onions
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup sliced (baby) carrots
2 cloves minced garlic
1 - 16 oz. can tomatoes
1 - 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 - 15 oz. can red kidney beans (undrained)
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup red wine
5 tsp. beef bouillon granules
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup frozen green beans
1/2 cup small elbow macaroni

Brown the ground meat in a heavy kettle. Drain grease, and add all of the other ingredients EXCEPT the cabbage, green beans and macaroni. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add cabbage, green beans and macaroni, return to a boil, then simmer until the vegetables are tender (about 20 minutes). If you prefer a thinner soup, add water or broth. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I call this the ugly soup because it is. However, it is very good and hearty. Goes great with Marie Calendar corn bread.




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