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Italian-Style Beef Hamburger Soup

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time55 mins

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.

 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

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.


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


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


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

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%

Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 02g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 620mg26%
Potassium 689mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 37g13%

Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 17g34%

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