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Minute Soup
Total : 30 min


  • 1 pound beef cut into pieces
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste or a tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 3 large, yellow potatoes cut into cubes
  • 2 cups cooked angel hair noodles
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season the beef with salt, pepper and garlic
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the beef pieces until they brown.
  3. Add the oregano, tomato paste (or tomato) and cook until they brown.
  4. Add the water, bring it to a boil, and leave it until the meat is tender.
  5. Add the potatoes and noodles and let them boil a few minutes until thoroughly cooked.
  6. If necessary, add more salt. Serve hot.
Exchange: 1 vegetable, 1 medium fat meat, 1 starch
Carbohydrate Units: 2
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe:
8 2-cup servings
 Amount Per Serving
 Calories 270      Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value 
8% Total Fat 5g
29% Cholesterol   87mg
2% Sodium   59mg
9% Total Carbohydrate   26g
8%   Dietary Fiber   2g
0%   Sugars   0g
56% Protein   28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: