Beef Minestrone

Beef Minestrone

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Cindi Bauer


This is the best minestrone I've ever had!


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Stove Top


  • 2 tablesp.
    butter or margarine
  • 1 to 1-1/4
    cups beef stew meat, cut into 1/2" to 3/4"cubes
  • 7 cups
  • 2 (15 oz.)
    cans tomato sauce
  • 1 can
    (14.5 oz.) whole tomatoes, cut-up
  • 1/2 cup
    finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup
    thinly sliced celery
  • 4 tsp.
    instant beef bouillon granules
  • 2 tablesp.
    dried, parsley flakes
  • 1/2 to 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp.
    crushed, dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp.
    black pepper
  • 2 cups
    shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup
    thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup
    thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1 can
    (15 oz.) grabanzo beans, drained
  • 3/4 to 1
    cup small elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • ·
    kraft grated parmesan cheese, for garnishing soup

How to Make Beef Minestrone


  1. In a 6 or 8 quart Dutch Oven (over medium heat), melt butter or margarine.
  2. Add the beef stew meat, and cook until the meat is browned.
  3. Stir in the water and the next nine ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
  4. Cover the Dutch oven, and simmer the stew meat for 1 to 1-1/4 hours, or until the meat is tender; stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cabbage and the next four ingredients. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
  6. Cover the Dutch oven, and simmer the soup for 20 to 25 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and the macaroni is done cooking; stirring occasionally.
  7. Ladle soup into bowls, and top each portion with a generous sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese.

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About Beef Minestrone

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

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