Hearty eggplant soup made with ground beef and vegetables.

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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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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion, beef, and garlic until beef is evenly brown. Drain grease, and mix in eggplant, carrots, celery, and tomatoes. Pour in beef broth. Mix in sugar, and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.

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  • Mix macaroni into the soup, and continue cooking 12 minutes, or until macaroni is al dente. Mix in parsley. Top with Parmesan chreese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; 10.2 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 902 mg sodium. 12.2 g carbohydrates; 14.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
This was soo good and soo easy! I omitted the pasta and carrots to cut down on carbs and it was just as good. For me it was a cross between a soup stew and chili. Very tasty!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2010
Desperately needs additional spices. Quick and easy though! Read More
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324 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 237
  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
This was soo good and soo easy! I omitted the pasta and carrots to cut down on carbs and it was just as good. For me it was a cross between a soup stew and chili. Very tasty!! Read More
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
This was soo good and soo easy! I omitted the pasta and carrots to cut down on carbs and it was just as good. For me it was a cross between a soup stew and chili. Very tasty!! Read More
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2006
This was really thick and hearty. Used olive oil instead of vegetable oil used 14.5 oz cans of beef broth and 2/3 cup of noodles. Also put some shredded cheddar on top of each bowl. I loved this soup- my 2 year old ate a whole bowl. You can freeze this also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
This was really awesome! The sugar in it just gives it a touch of sweetness. Even if you don't like (or think you don't) eggplant try it. There's not an eggplant flavor and it's great! My husband's not a big eggplant fan but he loved it too. By the way he's the one that made it so it had to be easy and he followed the recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2008
Oh wow. This is one of THE best eggplant recipes I've ever tried and SO EASY! I've halved the ground beef or used ground turkey or sausage with great results. I've also added diced zuchini squash and extra macaroni yum. Very hearty and nobody will suspect it has eggplant! I've served it several times for company and always get compliments and requests for the recipe. Thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2009
I have been trying different eggplant recipes to use up the excess from the garden and this was by far the favorite. My family of 7 loved it; there was plenty plus leftovers. I used what I had on hand so I had several substitutes: I added some zucchini (1c.) and green beans (3/4c) and left out the celery; increased macaroni to 1 cup. Also I did not have Italian tomatoes so I used 6 medium tomatoes 2 tsp. Italian seasoning 1/4 tsp. cumin. I used 6c. water 3 tsp. beef bullion granules 8 oz. tomato sauce in place of beef broth. I think would turn out great no matter what veggies you throw in! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2007
DELICIOUS! Follow recipe exactly (which I usually don't do) and it turned out perfect! Also, leftovers freeze extremely well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2007
This was so nice and hearty... used ground turkey instead of beef and chicken stock instead of beef stock. I was going to omit the noodles altogether but at the last minute i threw in some whole-wheat cous cous. fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
Excellent recipe! I added a red bell pepper used whole grain small elbow macaroni omitted the parsley did not drain the tomatos and added some red pepper flakes. This is a great base for adding all kinds of vegetables. I think it would be great to add a can or red kidney beans since the texture is very much like chili. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2007
My husband normally has not much to say but he liked this one a lot. I loved it. A keeper for sure. I changed it to turkey and had one can of beef broth and one of turkey. Used small noodles (the little tiny tube kind) and it was great. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2010
Desperately needs additional spices. Quick and easy though! Read More
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