Friday, May 20, 2011

Marg's Microwave Tomato Beef Soup

Marg has a delicious twist on basic tomato soup - ramp up the nutrition with mushrooms and speed up the cooking time by using the microwave!

Microwave Tomato Beef Soup


1/2 lb. extra lean ground beef
3 T. flour
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
pepper to taste
4 cups tomato juice
1 1/2 cups cooked rice (basmati works well, as does white or brown rice)
1 clove garlic, crushed
8 oz. sliced mushrooms (white button or any mushroom you prefer)
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups milk, 2%


Over medium heat, cook hamburger in a skillet on the stove until the meat is no longer pink.
Drain the grease and place the meat in a large microwave safe bowl or casserole dish.  Stir in flour and spices to coat the meat.  Saute the onions and mushrooms in the skillet you used to brown the meat. Add the cooked veggies to meat mixture.  Add tomato juice, rice, garlic.  Stir in milk.

Microwave covered on  high 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot and thickened.


  1. Sounds terrific!

  2. Hope you try it and like it! Great comfort food on cold winter days.

  3. Seems misleading recipe name. How is this a microwave recipe if everything is precooked then added? And why would it take 40 minutes?