[CnD] Beef minestrone tried and True

Helen Whitehead hwhitehead at cogeco.ca
Wed Jul 12 07:49:45 EDT 2017


I didn't put beans in this soup, but beans are already cooked anyway, if they're in a can, right? Use whatever beans you have on hand.

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From: Teresa Mullen via Cookinginthedark [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 3:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [CnD] Beef minestrone tried and True

Instead of cooked beans, can I use canned instead? And what kind of beans did you use, pinto or black?

Teresa Sanchez sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 10, 2017, at 7:32 AM, Jeri Milton via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
> 
> 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
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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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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