This one-pot meal is a family favorite, is easy to make, and inexpensive. Mom used to make this on our many family camping trips.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Coat a large pot with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and mushrooms in the hot pot until the onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Break ground beef into small bits into the pot; cook and stir until beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain grease from the pot.

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  • Stir water, alphabet soup, mixed vegetables, tomato sauce, orzo pasta, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper with the ground beef mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the orzo is tender, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

This really is perfect to cook over a campfire! When we make this for a camping trip, I brown the onions, mushrooms, and meat at home and transport it in gallon-size storage bag.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; protein 16.3g 33% DV; carbohydrates 30.3g 10% DV; fat 7.8g 12% DV; cholesterol 37.8mg 13% DV; sodium 501.8mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2018
I used Campbell's alphabet soup fresh celery and green pepper. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2018
I used Campbell's alphabet soup fresh celery and green pepper. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2019
I changed the vegetables up to stuff my kids like to eat (onions and mushrooms out, corn, green beans in), and added a tablespoon of salt as the original blend of spices was a little bland for my taste. Came out delicious. I ate four bowls of it. Read More