Hamburger Minestrone Soup

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Frances Resch
from Thermal, CA

This was one of my husbands favorite recipes. A salad and crusty bread make a whole meal. I've used ground turkey in place of the ground beef and it's still delicious. It's quick to make and can be tweeked easily. I sometimes use barley instead of rice. Can do in the slow cooker if you wish. Enjoy.

serves 5
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 c
    onions, chopped
  • 1 c
    potatoes, chopped
  • 1 c
    carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    green cabbage
  • 2 1/2 c
    canned stewed tomatoes, undrained & broken up
  • 1/4 c
    uncooked white rice
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried basil
  • 5 tsp
    salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 6 c
    water
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How To Make

  • 1
    Cook beef with onion until slightly browned. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, cabbage and tomatoes. Bring to boil.
  • 2
    Sprinkle in rice, add bay leaf, thyme, basil, salt, pepper & water.
  • 3
    Cover and simmer 1 hour.
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