Minestrone Soup - My Fav Minestrone Soup Recipe

Rose Selvar


We had a soup day at our senior citizens gathering at church in January this year. Everyone brought their favorite soup. Sandy Ferreira brought Minestrone Soup and to me it was the BEST soup on the table. Of course, I had to have the recipe and she was kind enough to share it with me. SO now I am sharing it with you. It really hits the spot on a cold day; but don't wait until it's cold outside to make it. I think you'll love it too. Recipe Posted 3/5/14 Pictures are mine.

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35 Min
1 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


2 qt
1 large
onion, chopped
1 large
green pepper, chopped
1 c
celery, chopped
1 can(s)
(12oz) tomato paste
1 can(s)
(14.5oz) diced tomatoes
1 lb
ground beef
salt and pepper to taste (i started with one tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper)
1 can(s)
(15oz) veg all
1 c
***you do not need to drain the juices out of the canned diced tomatoes or the veg all. just add the whole can...juice and all...


1Assemble the ingredients.
2I used a large stainless steel dutch oven to make this soup.
Put 2 quarts of water in the pot.
Wash and prepare the onion, green pepper and celery and add them to the pot.
Then add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, ground beef (raw and broken into pieces), salt and pepper.
3Bring the ingredients to a boil.
Turn the stove temperature down and simmer for about an hour...or until the vegetables are almost done and the hamburger is no longer pink.
4Add the can of Veg All (with the juice) and stir it in.
Bring to a boil.
Add the Orzo.
Turn down the heat and simmer for approximately 11 minutes or until the orzo is done to your liking.
5Using a soup ladle fill your bowl with the Minestrone and enjoy!!

You are going to LOVE this soup!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American