My kids love, love, love this! It's simple, lovely comfort food that my kids are guaranteed eat. The original version calls for condensed chicken noodle soup, which has either soy protein isolate or fermented whey, or both. Fortunatly, there are several dairy and soy free alternatives, but not as already prepared soups...there are several dry mixes available.
1 to 1.5 lb ground beef
1 small to medium onion, diced (depends on how much onion you like)
1 envelope MSPI safe dry chicken noodle soup mix (Mrs. Grass or Lipton KOSHER are both safe brands as of Sept '11...but always read labels to make sure)
2 c water
Salt and pepper
Hot cooked rice (about 3 cups)
Cooked green beans (about 3 cups)
*NOTE* IGNORE DIRECTIONS on soup packet label. You'll be making it with HALF the required water (2 c instead of 4).
Brown ground beef with onion in a large saucepan or deep skillet. Drain fat, leaving meat/onions in the pan. Add 2 c water and bring to a simmer. Add the envelope of dry soup mix and stir. Once it returns to a boil, reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 5 minutes, or until noodles are tender. Season to taste with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Serve over rice with green beans on the side. Yield: 4 servings