Friendship Soup


Classifications: Soups and Stews

Qty Measure Ingredient


1/2 cup dry split peas

1/3 cup beef bouillon granules

1/4 cup pearl barley

1/2 cup dry lentils

1/4 cup dried minced onion

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice

1/2 cup alphabet macaroni or other small macaroni


1 pound ground beef

3 quarts water

1 28oz can diced tomatoes, undrained

Instructions: In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown beef; drain. Add the water, tomatoes and other ingredients except the macaroni; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add the macaroni; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until macaroni, peas, lentils and barley are tender. Yield: 16 servings (4 qt.).



Background: Note: NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS: One 1-cup serving (prepared with low-sodium bouillon and lean ground beef) equals 165 calories, 106 mg sodium, 19 mg cholesterol, 21 gm carbohydrate, 12 gm protein, 4 gm fat. DIABETIC EXCHANGES: 1-1/2 starch, 1 meat.

Serves: 16

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