Of course, and I made it.....
When I brown ground beef, ground chuck, ground sirloin, etc.... I am one that likes to leave a little of the grease for flavor. Especially when I am browning it for a soup that will have pasta. The pasta works as a sponge and soaks up all that goodness (my thoughts, anyway).
There are some people that don't want anything to do with that left over grease, or meat juices. A lot of people will drain and rinse their ground beef when it is done cooking.
NOT THIS CUPCAKE!! I love the flavor......
Yup, green pepper, onion, and garlic.
Love, love, love it.....
Oh yeah, it is smelling good in my kitchen right about now.
Harley came up missing while I was making my soup, and usually while I'm in the kitchen he is right there waiting for something to fall.
I went in search of him, where did I find him? Impersonating a human again in my bed.....
Does he look comfy? Holy Cow! He sleeps just like a human, and he has a bed of his own.
I turned my heat down to med/low and added ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese. It will look like it is curdling, but I just kept stirring it.
And having a tomato hater in the house.....very hard to work with. Every time I want to use diced tomatoes in something I am creating I have to run them through my mini chopper.
NO TOMATO CHUNKS!!
I had left-over lasagna noodles, and you can use any kind of pasta you want, but you will have to cook it first to add to this recipe. My lasagna noodles were already cooked, so all I had to do is cut them into bite sized squares.
I really hope you enjoy this as much as we did....OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD Fantastic!!
Surly will be made again.....
Brown these together:
2 lb. ground beef
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 c. onion, chopped
1/2 c. green pepper, chopped
Add to browned meat
(turn down heat to med./low)First:
1 c. ricotta cheese
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 TBS Italian seasoning
Stir until cheese melts.
Increase heat again to med/high and Add:
3 c. beef broth (I use soup base when it calls for broth)
28 oz can seasoned diced tomatoes (ran through blender or mini chopper)
Add cooked pasta, let simmer until heated through.
There are exactly 18 lasagna noodles in a box, and I had used 12. So, if you cook lasagna noodles for this soup, I used 6 cut up into bit sized squares (after cooking).
Oh and, we topped our soup servings with shredded Mozzarella cheese. DELISH!!
Suggestion: A favorite garlic bread served with this soup would be essential.