Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes Soup with Mushrooms
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Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 4-6
 
This soup, paired with toasted bread and a salad, can be a complete meal in itself.
Ingredients
  • 1-2 lbs. Ground Beef or leftover meatloaf or burgers chopped into chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 16 oz. Mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cups Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 cup Gravy
  • 1 can (12 oz) Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 can (12 oz) Cream of Celery soup
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Parsley + reserve extra for garnish
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 cups Macaroni pasta, cooked
  • 6-8 cups Water or chicken Broth
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large enough pot, melt the butter and add the chopped mushrooms. Cook until they start turning brown.
  2. Add the onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are transparent.
  3. Add the left over meatloaf or hamburger meat, parsley and thyme.
  4. Add the mashed potatoes and gravy, and the soups. Rinse out the cans with water and add to the pot.
  5. Add the remaining amount of water or broth and simmer for 15-20 minutes until it is thick and bubbly.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni and simmer until warmed through or until it is thoroughly cooked if you happened to only cook the pasta part way.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper if necessary.
Recipe by Cooked From the Heart at http://www.kitchen.amoores.com/2013/05/19/meatloaf-and-mashed-potatoes-soup-with-mushrooms/