Beef Minestrone

It should not be a surprise to any of you that I like soup.  It’s probably the most common dish that I post on here.  I love soup because there’s so much you can do with it.  You can have a really healthy soup with kale, some beans, and squeeze of lemon.  Or you can be a little bad and have a cream of chicken with heavy cream and a fistful of cheddar.

This soup is somewhere in the middle.  I typically try to stay away from beef because of its effect on heart health, but it works so perfectly in this soup.  I like the beef being ground as opposed to chunks.  You end up getting a bit in every spoonful, which is how I like it!

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Like most soups this one gets better the longer it sits in the refrigerator.  So, make up a big pot on the weekend and enjoy delicious lunches and dinners for the rest of the week!

Beef Minestrone

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Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, chopped

2 stalks of celery, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

8 ounces lean ground beef

1 cans of diced tomatoes, with juices

1 quart beef broth

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

salt/pepper

Directions

Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium heat.  Add the ground beef, onion, carrot, celery, and garlic, and sauté until the meat is browned and the onion translucent, 8-10 minutes.  Add the diced tomatoes with juices, broth, and chickpeas.  Cook for 20-25 minutes.

Source:  Giada’s Family Dinners

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