Chunky Beef Vegetable Minestrone

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook bacon until crisp and remove and liquid (Avoid this step by using pre-cooked bacon).
  • Cut bacon into small pieces and put in large stock pot.
  • Cook ground beef in fry pan, remove any liquid then add ground beef to pot with bacon.
  • Add carrots, garlic, onions and celery to fry pan and cook for about 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened then add to pot.
  • Add bay leaves, basil, italian seasoning, canned tomatos and beef stock to pot.
  • Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Add barley and egg noodles and simmer for another 30-45 minutes until barley is soft.
  • If soup becomes too thick for your liking, I recommend adding more beef broth but if not available, water will do but it will dilute the flavour.
  • Check the flavour and if desired, add any of the following: salt, hot pepper flakes, parmesean cheese, italian blend seasoning or anything else to meet your desired outcome.
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