|Lean ground beef||1 Pound|
|Onion||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Celery||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Hot water||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Cubed potatoes||2 Cup (32 tbs) (1/2 Inch Cubes)|
|Carrots||1 Cup (16 tbs), thinly sliced|
|Dried basil leaves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Tomatoes||3 , cut into eighths and sliced in half|
Mix ground beef, onion and celery in 5-quart casserole.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) until ground beef loses its pink color, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring after half the cooking time.
Add hot water, potatoes, carrots, salt, basil, pepper and bay leaf; cover.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) until potatoes are tender, 18 to 20 minutes.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) until tomatoes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove and discard bay leaf.