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This is a wonderful, simple and inexpensive soup my family has recently come to enjoy. Very good for those on a tight budget.

  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked (I suppose you could substitute other meats that you had on hand, I just haven’t tried)
  • 2 cans (26 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted (or use 5 of the smaller cans)
  • 6-1/2 cups water
  • 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning or pizza seasoning
  • Rotini, cooked and drained beforehand (can substitute another kind of noodle or leave out altogether)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese (again, I suppose American cheese or a Mexican blend would do fine)
Cook the ground beef until done, drain. Place it in large pot to which you will also add the soup, water, spaghetti sauce and seasonings. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook uncovered for 15 minutes. Add the cooked Rotini and the cheese during the last couple of minutes, stir. Top with Parmesan or additional shredded cheese if desired (we love it with parm). Makes 1 gallon.
Good with bread sticks or sandwiches.