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~~***Zesty Hamburger Soup Recipe***~~

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Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
2 cups sliced celery
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
4 cups hot water
2 medium red potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups frozen corn
1-1/2 cups uncooked small shell pasta
4 pickled jalapeno slices
4 cups V8 juice
2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions:
In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic, cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the water, potatoes, corn, pasta and jalapeno.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until heated through.
Serve immediately or cool and freeze in a freezer container. May be frozen for up to 3 months.

To use frozen soup: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat until heated through. Yield: 10 servings (3-3/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts
1-1/2 cups equals 221 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 548 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

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