This is a perfect soup for a blustery, cold, winter day…Believe me, it’s the winter storm of 2014 and we are getting hit hard just like the majority of the U.S. and I am all stocked up on ingredients for soups, sandwiches, and whatever else we can whip up for a few days. This soup is easy, delicious, and definitely a step up from your normal comfort food! Enjoy!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 pound ground beef (or 1 pound Italian bulk sausage)
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
2 bay leaves
1 (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes (low sodium)
3 cups beef stock
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp ground oregano (depends on taste)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup broken spaghetti noodles (1-inch pieces)
Freshly grated parmesan or asiago cheese for topping
In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, cook beef, onions, and garlic powder….
Stirring meat with a spoon and breaking it apart, cook until beef is no longer pink and onions are tender….
Pour off any excess grease and return beef and onions to pan, reduce heat to medium-low and add tomatoes to the pan….
Salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, basil, and bay leaves…..
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes until flavors are well-blended….
Serve with a smile!