Beef and Veggie Noodle Soup

Soup Sunday!

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Beef, Veggie and Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch plus water to make paste
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies
  • 10 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2 cans beef broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1/2 bag frozen peas
  • 1/2 bag frozen carrots
  • 1/2 bag frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni

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  1. Brown ground beef, minced garlic and chopped onion.
  2. In a large soup pot to beef and onions add cornstarch paste and stir well until well incorporated.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except for the macaroni and cook on medium high heat for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup elbow macaroni and cook until tender.
  5. Adjust seasonings according to your taste.  I added more Italian and garlic seasoning at the end.

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Healthy Apple Crisp

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Don’t mind the awful color to the pictures.  I am signed up for a Photoshop class this coming Saturday.  Also on the list is a ‘Sony DSLR for Dummies’ Class in the very near future.  I wonder where I can find one of those….

Better For You Apple Crisp

Ingredients

  • 4 Apples- sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
  • 4 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 3 packets Stevia

Cut apples to bite size pieces.

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Mix all ingredients (minus apples) into a gallon size zip-lock bag.  Once liquids, sugar and spices are all mixed together, add apples and massage until fully coated.  Pour ingredients into a square baking dish, sprayed with a light coating of oil.

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Now for the crumbly topping.

Oatmeal Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal for food processor
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar Stevia (or 1/2 cup light brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

In a glass measuring cup, melt butter, set aside.  In a food processor, grind 1/2 cup oatmeal to consistency of flour.

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Mix ground oatmeal, 1/2 cup whole oatmeal, cinnamon and brown sugar into butter.  Drop by tablespoons on top of apple mixture.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.  Enjoy!!

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