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Roasted Tomato Soup with Ground Beef, Sausage, Garbanzos, Macaroni, and Basil

Roasted Tomato Soup with Ground Beef, Sausage, Garbanzos, Macaroni, and Basil is a comfort-food soup that’s loaded with flavor! Use Soup Recipes to find more recipes like this one!

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This Roasted Tomato Soup with Ground Beef, Sausage, Garbanzos, Macaroni, and Basil is a family-friendly soup featuring basil, recently voted the favorite herb of the year for the Doubly Delicious Anniversary of Weekend Herb Blogging. I’m always learning new things about basil, and Wikipedia points out that some types of basil are perennials.

The sweet basil I used in this recipe is definitely an annual though, since the basil is long gone in my garden. Luckily I had slow-roasted tomatoes in the freezer, along with frozen basil to make this soup, and those two memories of summer really gave it a great flavor.

When I’m making this type of soup, I often add dried herbs to the stock in the beginning of the cooking time, and then finish with some fresh herbs (or frozen ones) at the end. Simmering the soup with the dried herbs gives a wonderful depth of flavor to the broth. I was really happy with how this turned out, and when I took some to my dad and stepmother, they gave it two thumbs up.

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Italian Sausage and Bean Soup with Chard
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Roasted Tomato Soup with Ground Beef, Sausage, Garbanzos, Macaroni, and Basil

Roasted Tomato Soup with Ground Beef, Sausage, Garbanzos, Macaroni, and Basil is a comfort-food soup that’s loaded with flavor!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, chopped in pieces 1/2 inch or less
  • 1 T minced garlic (can use garlic puree from a jar)
  • 4 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups homemade chicken stock (or use 2 cans chicken broth)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup roasted tomatoes, diced into small pieces (or use drained canned tomatoes)
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground fennel
  • 2 links hot turkey Italian sausage
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef (also called beef mince, use beef with less than 15% fat)
  • 1 cup water, to deglaze pan
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 1/2 cup macaroni
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (or use frozen basil)

Directions:

  1. Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in large frying pan, add onions and saute about 5 minutes, then add garlic and saute 2-3 minutes more.
  2. While onions are cooking, combine homemade chicken stock , tomato sauce, slow-roasted tomatoes (or use canned tomatoes), dried basil (or use frozen basil), dried oregano, and ground fennel in large soup pot and start to simmer.
  3. Add onions and garlic to soup pot.
  4. In same frying pan you cooked onions and garlic, brown ground beef and turkey sausage (squeezed out of the links) until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  5. Use the back of a turner to break up the ground beef and sausage into small pieces.
  6. When done, add ground beef and sausage to soup pot.
  7. Cover pot and simmer on very low heat for one hour.
  8. After an hour, add beans and simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes.
  9. Add macaroni and simmer 30 minutes longer. (You may need to add a bit of extra water, depending on how tightly the lid fits on your pot.)
  10. When macaroni is done, add chopped fresh or frozen basil and cook 5 minutes.
  11. Serve hot. Can top with grated parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes:

Note from Kalyn: This soup has a lot of complex flavors going on from the homemade chicken stock, roasted tomatoes, Italian Sausage, fennel, chickpeas, dried herbs, and frozen basil, but if you don’t have every single ingredient I used, you could still use the basic idea here and come up with a pretty good soup.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Roasted Tomato Soup with Ground Beef, Sausage, Garbanzos, Macaroni, and Basil is a comfort-food soup that’s probably not suitable for low-carb or low-glycemic diet plans.

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    27 Comments on “Roasted Tomato Soup with Ground Beef, Sausage, Garbanzos, Macaroni, and Basil”

  1. I changed this up a bit (added carrots, celery, green pepper and mushrooms – I like lots of veggies in my soups, omitted the ground beef and fennel, added chopped roasted chicken), but it was DELICIOUS!! It is now printed and in my recipe binder, I'm sure we will be enoying this many times in the future. Thank you so much.

  2. The soup in cooking on the stove right now. I used homegrown tomatoes and it smells heavenly. Planning on serving it with a salad. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. So glad you like it!

  4. I should note that I had everything on hand other than the italian sausage so I omitted that ingredient which may better explain my connection to hamburger helper. 🙂

  5. OMG, it's healthy hamburger helper. Please don't be insulted by that. Please!!!! Our family ate a lot of hamburger helper up until a couple of years ago but we cut out all boxed and frozen meals at that time. I hardly shop at all in the middle aisles these days. However, yes, I miss hamburger helper and this is very reminiscent of some of the flavors I missed. I'm ecstatic to find this very healthy recipe that fills a void. 🙂

  6. This would be fine for phase one without the macaroni. Turkey Italian Sausage is best for South Beach too.