Got this from a friend so I don't know where credit goes - but this is good!
1 ½ lb. ground hamburger
1 med onion
2 cans chicken broth
4 c water
2 cans petite diced tomatoes (with juices)
1 pkg onion soup
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 c Orzo pasta
16 oz bag mixed vegetables (corn, green beans, peas, carrots)
salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese
Brown hamburger with chopped onion in bottom of large stock pot. Add water, broth, tomatoes, onion soup, and mixed vegetables and simmer with cover for 1 hour. Add Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Cook the orzo separately for 9 minutes (al dente) and add to soup. Serve with Parmesan cheese on top and warm bread. Serves 6-8
You need 60 ounces of liquid. I used 5 cups beef broth, 2 cups chicken broth and 1/2 cup water. I usually cook this in the evening for work the next day, and put it in the crock-pot. I add the cooked orzo about 30 minutes before we want to eat.