Hamburger Minestrone Soup (South Beach Diet)

Recipe by Halcyon Eve
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 10-12


  • 1
    lb extra lean ground beef (less than 10% fat)
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1
    quart reduced-sodium fat-free beef broth
  • 6
    cups water
  • 1
    (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice, undrained (no sugar added)
  • 2
    cups finely shredded cabbage (I use bagged coleslaw salad mix to save time)
  • 2
    stalks celery, diced
  • 1
    (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (or canneloni or great northern beans, no sugar added)
  • 2
    tablespoons italian seasoning
  • 1 -2
    garlic clove, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • parmesan cheese, for garnish


  • Brown beef ovr medium heat in a 6-quart soup pot and drain (rinse in hot water, drain, and return to pot, if desired).
  • Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is tender.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except cheese) and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, if desired.