Hearty Minestrone Soup

Hearty Minestrone Soup
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2 Reviews
Fresh from the garden vegetables make this beef soup extra special.
30 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
10 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 1/2 pounds (3 cups)
cubed 1-inch beef stew meat
3 medium (1 1/2 cups)
onions, chopped
2 medium (1 cup)
carrots, sliced 1/4-inch
2 (1 cup)
ribs celery, chopped
2 tablespoons
dried Italian seasoning*
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
8 cups
water
1/2 cup
uncooked long grain rice
2 teaspoons
salt
2 medium (2 cups)
potatoes, cubed 1/2-inch
2 medium (2 cups)
tomatoes, chopped
1 small (1 cup)
zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can
kidney beans, rinsed, drained
 
*Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons each basil, dried marjoram leaves and dried oregano leaves.

Directions

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 6-quart saucepan until sizzling; add beef. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned (8 to 10 minutes). Remove beef from pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine remaining butter, onions, carrots, celery, Italian seasoning and garlic in same saucepan. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisply tender (5 to 6 minutes).
  3. Add browned beef, water, rice, potatoes, and tomatoes, zucchini and salt to vegetables. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a full boil (10 to 12 minutes).
  4. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook until vegetables are tender (20 to 30 minutes). Stir in kidney beans. Continue cooking until heated through (2 to 3 minutes).

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
290
Cholesterol
50mg
Carbohydrates
31g
Protein
18g
Fat
11g
Sodium
540mg
Dietary Fiber
6g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I added a small container of beef stock to give it color and more beef flavor

Rating

The amount of Italian Seasoning is wrong. 2 tablespoons is much too much. I think it should be 2 teaspoons.

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