Mexican Soup
From: John C. Wheeler, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Comments: You may want to add more onion or sweet green pepper. You can also add more macaroni, to your liking, to make it even more hearty.
Servings: 6 to 10
  • 1 pound [454 g] ground beef
  • 1/2 cup [125 mL] chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup [125 mL] chopped sweet green pepper, membranes removed and seeded
  • 1 [5.8-ounce / 164-g] box chili tomato Hamburger Helper®
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon [2.5 mL] garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] salt
  • 1 [19-ounce / 540-mL] can whole tomatoes
  • 5 cups [1.25 L] water
  • Brown ground beef stirrng into a frypan; stir in chopped onion and sweet green pepper.
  • Drain melted fat then transfer mixture into a large saucepan.
  • Stir in Hamburger Helper® sauce mix, chili powder, garlic salt, salt and tomatoes along with liquid breaking-up tomatoes with a fork.
  • Pour in water; bring to a boiling, stirring.
  • Lower heat, cover and leave to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in Hamburger Helper® macaroni pasta noodles; bring back to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover and leave to simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally, before serving.