Hearty Beef, Pasta, and Spinach Minestrone

Hearty Beef, Pasta, and Spinach Minestrone

"This minestrone is a breeze to whip up. Try it with crusty sourdough bread and Caesar salad."
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  1. Cook ground round in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until the meat is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well, and return meat to pan. Stir in water, stewed tomatoes, and soup mix, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in ditalini and chopped spinach, and simmer for 7 minutes or until the pasta is tender.

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  • Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light(R) magazine. All rights reserved.
  • CALORIES 281 (12% from fat); FAT 3.7g (sat 0.9g, mono 1.0g, poly 0.3g); PROTEIN 22g; CARB 40.4g; FIBER 5.6g; CHOL 32mg; IRON 4.9mg; SODIUM 851mg; CALC 129m

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My wife and I really enjoyed this Minestrone recipe. The preparation was a breeze and it created such an enticing aroma while it was cooking. I would defintely recommend this to anyone who lik...

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OK, but not great.

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My wife and I really enjoyed this Minestrone recipe. The preparation was a breeze and it created such an enticing aroma while it was cooking. I would defintely recommend this to anyone who lik...

Very tasty, quick and easy to make. I make this soup at least once a month during the winter. I sometimes substiute lean ground turkey and no one notices a difference in the taste. I always subs...

Very tasty, and so easy to make too! I substituted stew beef for ground round and added a can of tomato paste and some pepper, italian seasoning, and grated parmesan. I will make this one agai...

Great recipe. Easy to make, tastes great. I added more macaroni to fill the soup up. The sourdough bread dipped in it was fabulous. I'll be making this again!

This minestrone is very easy to make. It is also very delicious if you like spinach (which my husband and I do). It is good if you let it cook a little bit longer on low like a sauce or chili....

OK, but not great.

Excellent flavor - does not taste like 'packaged' soup. Ground turkey works great too. One of our favorite cold night meals... with a crusty bread

This is a great recipe, now a family favorite. I do want to note that I kick it up with chicken broth, seasoning, garlic and most importantly some Parmesan/Romano cheese. Otherwise, its a littl...

I don't know if I didn't have the correct Minestrone mix or what but it was not the best.

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