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Yields10 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

Nothing says home quite as well as enjoying a bowl of this hearty homemade soup. Spaghetti is the perfect pasta for speedy soup since it cooks in just minutes. Each serving is an excellent source of zinc and vitamin A.

 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
 1 onion, chopped
 2 EACH stalk of celery and carrot, chopped
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 1 lb (500 g) Canadian Lean or Extra Lean Ground Beef Sirloin*
 ¾ tsp (4 mL) dried basil
 ¾ tsp (4 mL) crushed rosemary
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) crushed red pepper flakes
 1 can, ( 19 oz/ 540 mL), kidney beans, drained and rinsed
 1 can, (48 oz/1.36 L), tomato juice
 1 cup (250 mL) broken spaghetti noodles
 ¼ cup (50 mL) EACH chopped fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese, optional
1

Heat oil over medium heat, in saucepan. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add beef; cook, breaking up with back of spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain, if desired.

2

Stir in basil, rosemary, red pepper flakes and beans. Add tomato juice; bring to boil. Add noodles.

3

Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until spaghetti is tender, about 12 minutes. Stir in parsley and garnish each serving with some Parmesan cheese, if using.

4

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

Nutrition Facts

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Total Carbohydrate 31g11%
Protein 16g32%

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