Beef Minestrone

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Boomette

A recipe from Taste of Home. It's low-salt and low-cal. 1 cup is 141 calories. Maybe I cooked it too much because it turned out more like a stew than a soup. But it was great and healthy.

Top Review by Annacia

This is a very hearty and filling soup. I used hamburger veggie crumbles in place of beef and a can of diced tomatoes with their juice as well as a healthy amount of minced garlic. As with Dreamer I didn't measure but everything (except the meat) got into the pot. It really has a seductive aroma while simmering that sure appealed to my men who kept proclaiming how "good it smells in here". Loved the cheese to finish it off.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Add the water, potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, celery, rice, thyme, bay leaf and cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 teaspoon of parmesan.

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