My mom gave me this recipe years ago when Lexi was first a fan of Rachel Ray. The original title was soup but to get Lexi to eat it we told her it was a Rachel Ray recipe (but it's not) and it was called a stoup (which is a term Rachel uses). She loves it and asks for it many times during the winter.
1 lb. lean ground beef
2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings
1 (15 oz. ) can tomato sauce
2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans low sodium beef broth
1 1/2 c. water
1 TBLS. brown sugar
2 c. mini lasagna noodles or any pasta you like
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 c. finely shredded mozzarella cheese
Brown ground beef in dutch oven or stockpot; drain. Add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Stir in beef broth, water and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and add mini lasagna noodles or pasta. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Garnish each bowl with mozzarella cheese. Makes 6-8 servings.