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Vegetable Beef Minestrone

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"Plenty of vegetables, chick peas or beans of your choice plus pasta."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 273
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon and ground beef until well done, breaking up the beef as it cooks. Drain off the grease and add carrots, garlic, onion and celery. Season with the bay leaf, basil, rosemary and red pepper flakes. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Stir in tomatoes and beef stock.
  2. Simmer for about 20 minutes then put in the chickpeas and broken spaghetti. Cook covered, for about 10 minutes or until spaghetti is al dente. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 273 calories; 13.1 26.3 13 35 570 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

this makes a superb soup! i chopped up a heavy half pound of stew meat, used a sprinkle of ground cayenne pepper instead of red pepper flakes, added a cup of dark red kidney beans & substituted ...

Most helpful critical review

I made this minus the ground beef - I just didn't really like the idea of it. As written it was ok, but it needed more seasoning - freshly ground pepper, garlic powder, and a splash of Worcester...

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this makes a superb soup! i chopped up a heavy half pound of stew meat, used a sprinkle of ground cayenne pepper instead of red pepper flakes, added a cup of dark red kidney beans & substituted ...

My whole family loved this soup! I found that it was going to be a bit thick and did add 3 times the broth and I also threw in some brocolli at the last minute. The seasonings were perfect for...

I made this recipe tonight and it was excellent. A few variations: I put 1/2 can chickpeas and 1/2 can red kidney beans instead of the full can of chickpeas. I also used pasta shells instead ...

Fantastic! Try it. This is the world's best minestrone, and incredibly quick and easy to make. But use two cans of beef broth unless you like a very, very thick soup.

This soup was outstanding! I'm a big fan of soups and have several cookbooks dedicated souly to soup, so I have cooked many. This one was one of the best I've ever made! The only changes I ma...

Different from most minestrones I've tasted, but very good and very easy. Seemed a bit thick for my taste, but that was easys to fix.

I made this minus the ground beef - I just didn't really like the idea of it. As written it was ok, but it needed more seasoning - freshly ground pepper, garlic powder, and a splash of Worcester...

This is a very nice simple soup recipe with good seasonings. My family liked it a lot. It needed more liquid, and I added about a cup of water toward the end of the cooking time. Other than that...

Not at all good. The bacon is a terrible mistake, the flavor seems out of place in a vegetable soup.