Lowfat, Gluten Free Chili Soup recipe

Chili Soup

This is a recipe for a soup we used to have all the time when we were kids. I’m not sure where it originated, but I put my own bend on it by using gluten free pasta. Everyone loves it, it’s quick and easy and it always tastes good!

1 lb lean ground beef
1 onion diced
3 stalks of celery diced
1 large can of tomato sauce
1 Tbls chili powder
1 large bay leaf
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1 can drained kidney beans
1 cup of gluten free macaroni, spiral or other fun style pasta

In a large pot, brown beef, add onion and celery cooking for 5-10 minutes. Add tomato sauce, spices, and 3 cups of water. Cook at medium heat until the celery is tender. Add beans and pasta. Simmer until the noodles are just done. You may need to add more water after the initial cooking. You must have enough for the pasta to absorb. If you add too much, you just let it simmer longer until it’s the right consistency for you.