When I think back to my childhood, there are some very specific recipes that come to mind and this is one of them. My mom has been making this little soup recipe for years and years. My mom has never been a fan of stew meat, so she would always make little faux-stews out of ground beef and this one was on rotation a lot during the fall and winter. It’s so quick, makes your house smell delish and is yummy too. I like to stir my pasta in at the end already cooked. So, you’ll need one pot for the stew part and one little pot for some elbow noodles. When you’re ready to serve, add your cooked elbow noodles right into the soup. Ladle, serve and enjoy. Love you mom!
This recipe serves four.
1 pound of ground beef
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
salt and pepper
1 onion, chopped
1 cup of ketchup
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
2 cups of chicken stock
1 (15 oz) can of diced tomatoes
about three cups (a package or so) of frozen mixed vegetables (mine had corn, green beans and peas in it)
about 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
1 pound of pasta (I used elbow noodles), cooked to al dente
In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown up your ground beef in a tablespoon or so of EVOO. Once it’s browned and crumbly, stir in a big pinch of salt and pepper followed by the chopped onion. Saute about five minutes or until the onion is tender and then stir in your ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, stock, diced tomatoes, frozen veggies and garlic powder. Bring everything up to a boil and then immediately reduce heat to low and allow soup to simmer together about 15 minutes. When you’re ready to serve, add your cooked pasta right into the soup, ladle and serve.
It’s as easy as that. And it’s good enough to make memories that last a lifetime.
Erika slaughter says
I’m right there with your mom on the stew meat! This looks delish and perfect for our cold weekend!
Will be making this in the near future, looks so yummy!
Oh this looks perfect for the cold weather! Yum!
This sounds very yummy and a perfect comfort food dish!
Melissa Gartner says
This looks great! To clarify, you cook it all in large skillet, not a large soup pan? Thanks!
Mix and Match Mama says
Thank you for catching that! I just corrected the recipe :).
Melissa Gartner says
Thank you! I am excited to make this! 🙂
Sydney Walker says
Making this for tonight. I started it and going to let me crockpot do the rest while we are at practice! It will be perfect for this rainy weather we are having! Thanks for sharing! Mama recipes are the best!
Fun little trivia on your Mom’s beef stew recipe. Years ago when Kathie Lee was Live with Regis and Kathie Lee her Mom was on the show one day and made this similar recipe. I made it for years and forgot about it until now, thanks for reminding about this recipe again.Merry Christmas!
maureen trayford says
Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it last night for dinner and it was a hit!! My husband and oldest son came back for seconds. I just added homemade garlic bread as a side. This will be something I will be making more of this winter (so easy)!!
I made this soup last night and my husband went crazy for it! It was delicious. The only change I made was swapping beef broth for the chicken broth. Thank you so much for sharing!
Queila Z says
Saw the recipe this morning, made it for dinner and the whole family went crazy for it. Lots of left over for lunches tomorrow too. Your recipes are life savers. 😉