Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Roasted Red Potato and Green Bean Beef Soup

Happy 2012!  I trust you all had a wonderful New Year celebration.  As for us, we had a total chill-out, X-Box for the hubs, DS for the kiddos, Nook for me, type of night.  In fact, I was lost in the world of the Hunger Games....reading the entire series that weekend.  It is a great series in case you are of the few (like me) who hadn't read it yet.
I have a super yummy recipe today that I CANNOT wait to make again.  In fact, it got gobbled up so quickly that we didn't even have leftovers!  Now, while we do not eat Hamburger is the base of this soup, which scared me at first, but it totally works.  I have not tried the recipe NOT using it, so I can't help you out if you are dead set against using it...sorry :(  But, if you are looking for a really tasty, kid and man pleasing, super easy, comfort food-type dish, give this one a try!

Roasted Red Potato and Green Bean Beef Soup
Recipe Source:  Moogie and Pap
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 package Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) can stewed tomatoes  (I pureed a bit since I am not big on chunky tomatoes)
  • 1 package frozen Birds Eye Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans

Cook and stir ground beef and onion in a Dutch oven until beef is brown; drain. Stir in sauce mix from Hamburger Helper package. Add water, bay leaf, salt, pepper and tomatoes. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Stir in vegetables and noodles; cover and cook about 10 minutes longer. Serves 5 to 6.

In case you need a visual on the packaged ingredients, here you go!
Photo courtesy of Birds Eye
photo courtesy of Betty Crocker

This recipe has been linked up at:
Simply Sweet Home
Tidy Mom
The Country Cook
This Chick Cooks


  1. I am in the middle of the Hunger Games..I just can't seem to find time to finish it!! grrr. love your soup

  2. I also just got around to reading the Hunger Games, which I liked more than I thought I would. If you are interested, here is my take:
    Book 1:
    Book 2:
    Book 3:

    We also LOVE spending NYE reading books and playing games. One of my best ever New Years with my husband (since having our son) was when we were just discovering the Harry Potter series, and he was reading #2 while I was reading #1 on New Years Eve.

    Oh, and we're into soup here, so the recipe is appreaciated as well.

  3. This sounds really good. I'm going to try it soon. My sister always uses a Hamburger Helper chili box for her base for her chili. My daughter has the Hunger Games books. She finished them in record time!

  4. wow..thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  5. I would have never thought of using Hamburger Helper this way. So smart. Thanks for linking up with Foodie Friday. I am pinning this to my soups board.

  6. You are the best cook ever.Thank you for sharing