Spicy Mexican Minestrone Stew

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Here's a casual, comforting dish that's great for friends or family. Picante sauce adds a zesty burst of flavor that makes this minestrone-style stew especially tasty.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ pound sweet Italian pork sausage, casing removed

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1 ¾ cups Swanson® Beef Broth or Swanson® Beef Stock

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole tomatoes, cut up

  • 1 ½ cups Pace® Picante Sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 (8 ounce) package medium shell-shaped pasta, cooked and drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen cut green beans, thawed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • cup shredded Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Shape the sausage firmly into 1/2-inch meatballs.

  2. Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook until well browned on all sides. Remove the meatballs from the saucepan. Pour off any fat.

  3. Stir the broth, tomatoes, picante sauce and garlic powder in the saucepan and heat to a boil. Stir in the shells. Return the meatballs to the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.

  4. Stir in the green beans and kidney beans. Cook for 10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through and the shells are tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with the cheese before serving, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

353 Calories
11g Fat
47g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 353
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 1357mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 254mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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