This is a very simple soup that my grandmother used to make. The only difference between how I make it and how she made it is that she used a pressure cooker to cook the beef. I'm too afraid to use it since my mother and my volcanology professor have both told me that pressure cookers can explode. Her soup was much better and yours could be too if you want to risk cooking the beef with a pressure cooker.
The recipe is so simple and yet so delicious and addicting. My friends and my boyfriend always ask me to make it all the time! Also, it's fun to hear people say "Hey! Can you make some Nana Soup!?"
I know this sounds strange, but the best thing to drink while you're eating this soup is 2% milk. Somehow the milk and the soup really compliment each other.
Also, the trick to this soup is adding lots of pepper when you're ready to eat it. I don't know how this magic works - it just works. LOTS OF BLACK PEPPER!
Well, I hope your enjoy this recipe. Please let me know if you make it and you love it or even if something went wrong and it turned out funny.
P.S. - the adorable little boy in the background is my pug baby, Romper!
Step 1: Ingredients
1 lb. of stew beef chopped into ~1cm chunks
1 medium or large onion
1 (46 fl oz) can of tomato juice
1/2 (46 fl oz) can of water
<1lb of elbow macaroni
It's important to note that you are buying tomato juice and not tomatoe sauce or soup. I generally find it on the bottom shelf in the juice section of any grocery store no matter what state I'm in. I have always thought this to be a bit of an odd place for it.