Italian-Style Beef Hamburger Soup

This simple version of minestrone can be made with just about whatever vegetables you have in the fridge or freezer and Lean Ground Beef Sirloin.

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time55 mins

 1 lb (500 g) Extra lean or Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Round*
 1 large onion, chopped
 4 garlic cloves, minced
 1 cup (250 mL) EACH thinly sliced carrot, celery and zucchini
 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) dried Italian herb seasoning
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) chili pepper flakes (optional)
 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
 1 pkg (900 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
 1 can (213 mL) tomato sauce
 1 cup (250 mL) shredded fresh spinach (optional)
 ¼ cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley (optional)
 ½ cup (125 mL) broken whole wheat spaghetti

1

Cook beef, onion, garlic, carrot, celery, zucchini, Italian seasoning and chili pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 to 15 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked and any liquid has evaporated.

2

Add tomatoes, broth and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

3

Add spinach and parsley; stir in pasta; simmer 10 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.

4

*Other Options: Lean Ground Chuck, Lean/Extra Lean Ground Beef

Ingredients

 1 lb (500 g) Extra lean or Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Round*
 1 large onion, chopped
 4 garlic cloves, minced
 1 cup (250 mL) EACH thinly sliced carrot, celery and zucchini
 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) dried Italian herb seasoning
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) chili pepper flakes (optional)
 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
 1 pkg (900 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
 1 can (213 mL) tomato sauce
 1 cup (250 mL) shredded fresh spinach (optional)
 ¼ cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley (optional)
 ½ cup (125 mL) broken whole wheat spaghetti

Directions

1

Cook beef, onion, garlic, carrot, celery, zucchini, Italian seasoning and chili pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 to 15 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked and any liquid has evaporated.

2

Add tomatoes, broth and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

3

Add spinach and parsley; stir in pasta; simmer 10 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.

4

*Other Options: Lean Ground Chuck, Lean/Extra Lean Ground Beef

Italian-Style Beef Hamburger Soup
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