Kickin' Potato and Beef Soup

This is a nice hearty meat and potatoes kind of soup that gets a little kick from the hot sauce. It's a great one for these cold, snowy days. The best part is that it's only 127 calories per cup!


1 pound lean ground beef (93/7)
4 cups cubed peeled potatoes (1/2-in cubes)
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 29 oz can tomato Sauce
4 cups water
1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 bay leaf


In a large soup pot, brown ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the potatoes, onion, garlic and tomato sauce. Stir in the water, pepper and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Add bay leaf. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until the potatoes are tender and the soup has thickened.Remove bay leaf before serving.

Makes 11 one cup servings