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Easy Minestrone Recipe
|Lean ground beef||1 Pound|
|Onion||1 Large, chopped|
|Chopped celery||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Carrots||2 , cut in julienne strips|
|Beef broth||8 Cup (128 tbs)|
|Dry basil||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Oregano leaves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Wagon wheels macaroni/Rotelle /elbow macaroni||3 Ounce|
|Frozen chopped spinach||12 Ounce, thawed (1 package)|
|Canned garbanzo beans||15 Ounce (1 can)|
|Grated parmesan cheese||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1983 Calories from Fat 582
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65 g100.1%
Saturated Fat 27.3 g136.7%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 314.9 mg
Sodium 9467.5 mg394.5%
Total Carbohydrates 188 g62.7%
Dietary Fiber 38.6 g154.3%
Sugars 32.8 g
Protein 187 g373.8%
Vitamin A 1067.4% Vitamin C 224.4%
Calcium 142.3% Iron 156.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Add onion, celery, and carrots.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft (about 10 minutes).
Discard pan drippings.
Add beef broth, basil, and oregano.
Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.
Add pasta and spinach.
Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente (about 10 minutes).
Add garbanzos and their liquid and 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Pass remaining cheese at the table.