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Shortcut Minestrone Recipe
|Ground beef||1 Pound|
|Onion||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Green bell pepper||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
|Canned tomatoes||16 Ounce (1 Can)|
|Italian cooking sauce||16 Ounce (1 Jar, 2 Cups)|
|Chianti||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chili beans with gravy||15 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)|
|Spaghetti||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), broken in 1 inch pieces|
|Pepperoni||2 Ounce, thinly sliced|
|Dried basil||1 Teaspoon (Cooked Or Canned)|
|Croutons||1 Cup (16 tbs) (To Garnish)|
|Grated parmesan cheese||1 Tablespoon|
Calories 585 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32 g49.3%
Saturated Fat 11.1 g55.6%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 64.3 mg
Sodium 950.1 mg39.6%
Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.3%
Dietary Fiber 7.7 g30.8%
Sugars 11.8 g
Protein 25 g50.4%
Vitamin A 20.6% Vitamin C 31.1%
Calcium 12.8% Iron 27.6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
1 In a deep 3-quart casserole with lid, combine ground beef, onion and green pepper.
2 Microwave at 100% (HIGH) for 5 to 6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; stir after 2 minutes.
3 Drain off the fat.
4 Chop tomatoes, reserving juice.
5 Stir in cooking sauce, chopped tomatoes with juice, wine, beans with gravy, spaghetti, pepperoni and basil. Cover.
6 Microwave at 100% (HIGH) for 10 minutes or until boiling. Stir well. Cover.
7 Microwave at 30% (MEDIUM LOW) for 35 minutes or until spaghetti is tender; stir twice.
8 Top each serving with croutons and grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.