This delicious and easy minestrone is made in the morning and cooks all day in the oven for a wonderful soup your family will love. Sometimes I'll add a can of beans, or frozen corn, or cooked carrots, if I have it on hand. If not, though, it's delicious as is!!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

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  • In a 10x15 inch baking dish, combine the meat, minestrone soup, tomato soup, water and onion soup mix. Mix well.

  • Bake at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for 8 hours. (Note: If needed, you can bake for less time at a higher temperature; just make sure that the meat is completely cooked through.)

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; protein 16.7g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fat 16g; cholesterol 51.2mg; sodium 1101.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
I wasn't too sure about making this after reading the reviews but we found it quite tasty. I added more water and a 1/2 package of frozen mixed vegetables. I wouldn't make it without the additional vegetables. I also cooked it in the crock pot instead of in the oven. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2003
Newly married and already so critical? ;) I think this is an interesting recipe although I would be more inclined to add some fresh vegetables and fresh herbs. Cooking it in the oven (or on the stove) all day is a traditional italian method of cooking meat and it does leave it incredibly flavorsome and tender. Thanks Lauralyn. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
I wasn't too sure about making this after reading the reviews but we found it quite tasty. I added more water and a 1/2 package of frozen mixed vegetables. I wouldn't make it without the additional vegetables. I also cooked it in the crock pot instead of in the oven. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2003
Newly married and already so critical? ;) I think this is an interesting recipe although I would be more inclined to add some fresh vegetables and fresh herbs. Cooking it in the oven (or on the stove) all day is a traditional italian method of cooking meat and it does leave it incredibly flavorsome and tender. Thanks Lauralyn. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2007
Loved this recipe! Served it with salad and bread. I followed the previous reviewer suggestion of adding frozen vegetables and cooking in the crockpot. It was excellent! The whole family loved it =) We thought the seasoning was just right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2008
I browned the meat and threw everything into a stew pot including the extra frozen veggies because I didn't have all day to waste cooking. I let the soup simmer while preparing a salad and breadsticks (20 min.) and the soup was terrific! This is a great (secret) minestrone! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2019
My family loved the soup. I added two cups of diced potatoes and a can of red kidney beans. I also doubled the meat and cooked on low in the crock pot for 8 hours i added a handful of pasta an hour before serving Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2017
In all honesty I have an electric oven and couldn't justify baking this for for 8 hours. I too like another reviewer said and simmered it on the stove top. Perfect! Read More
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