[CnD] Beef minestrone tried and True

jerimilton at gmail.com jerimilton at gmail.com
Mon Jul 10 10:32:36 EDT 2017


Helen this sounds delicious! Very similar to the hamburger soup my mother has been telling me about. Thank you for sharing the recipe and I hope you're doing well.

Jeri

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> On Jul 9, 2017, at 10:17 AM, Helen Whitehead via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
> 
> Beef minestrone
> I made this on a hot summer day, Friday, July7, 2017. It was really good!
> I didn't bother with the cheese though.
> I cooked it for an hour, including the cooking of the macaroni.
> 
> Call me crazy, if you like, but, I had to use up some vegetables that I had
> in my fridge, so I'm making a Beef Minestrone Soup.
> I'll let you know, how it turned out.
> 
> Here are the changes I've made.
> 
> Beef minestrone
> 
> 1 lb. ground beef
> 1 large onion, chopped
> I didn't have a big one, so I used 2 small ones.
> 
> 6 cups water
> I used a carton of beef broth, and added 3 cups of water.
> 
> 1 cup potatoes, peeled and cubed
> I didn't measure, just peeled 2,
> 1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced
> I used baby carrots, not sure how many there were, but sliced what I had
> left.
> 
> 1/2 cup celery, diced
> 1 cup cabbage, shredded
> Probably more cabbage than that,
> 
> 1 can (16-oz.) tomatoes
> I used a 28 ounce can, of diced tomatoes,
> 1 cup cooked beans
> I opened a can of peas and carrots the other day, at lunch time, before
> checking to see what it was.
> So I threw them in too.
> 
> 1 small bay leaf
> 1/2 tsp. thyme
> 1/2 tsp. basil
> I didn't have any basil, instead, I used Italian seasonings.
> 1 tsp. salt
> 1/8 tsp. ground pepper
> 1 cup dry macaroni
> 4 oz. shredded low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
> 
> Brown beef in skillet; add onions and cook until onions are clear. In a
> large soup pot, combine beef with all other ingredients except macaroni and
> cheese. Simmer for 1-2 hours. Add macaroni and simmer until noodles are
> tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve, topped with shredded
> cheese.
> 
> 
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