Spaghetti Soup

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!

Serves: 6

Here’s what you’ll need:

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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

Directions:

In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, cook beef, onions, and garlic powder….

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Stirring meat with a spoon and breaking it apart, cook until beef is no longer pink and onions are tender….

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Pour off any excess grease and return beef and onions to pan, reduce heat to medium-low and add tomatoes to the pan….

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Stock….

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Salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, basil, and bay leaves…..

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Spaghetti noodles…..

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Cover and simmer for 30 minutes until flavors are well-blended….

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Serve with a smile!

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