Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Wonderful hearty soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beef and onion in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain.
  2. Stir in carrots, and next 10 ingredients; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in kidney beans and next 2 ingredients; simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in pasta; taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if needed.
  6. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.
Most Helpful

This soup is much like the hearty vegetable soup my mother used to make, and she was Italian. We all loved it! I used a 1 lb. chuck blade steak, cut into small pieces, rather than ground beef. I left out the pasta this time, and it was still a fabulous recipe!

quikgourmet December 29, 2008

Thanks NurseDi, Another great recipe! It is full of flavor. I couldn't find the tomato soup with basil in it so I just used regular tomato soup. It had plenty of the basil flavor in it. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

gwynn March 06, 2006

NurseDi, Thanks for a really GREAT soup. I picked a perfect night to give it a go, as it's been chilly with snow in the forecast.. The absolute ONLY thing I did different was add a few red potatoes I cubed really small, and only added those as I wanted to use them up. This has just the right amount of kick to it. And full of delicious goodness. I didn't think hubby would eat it, but he LOVED it. Told me to make sure I keep this one. Thansk for a wonderful "warm" soup recipe.

podapo November 19, 2004