Make a game of eating a good meal by serving this nutritious alphabet soup. Children have fun finding different pasta letters and spelling simple words.
Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
6 cups water
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup each chopped celery, carrot, turnip and potato
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup uncooked alphabet pasta
ln a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add water, vegetables, and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp–tender. Add pasta; simmer for 1 5 minutes or until the pasta and vegetables are tender.