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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|
|Italian cooking sauce||16 Ounce|
|Chianti||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chili beans||15 1⁄2 Ounce|
|Spaghetti||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), broken|
|Pepperoni||2 Ounce, thinly sliced|
|Dried basil||1 Teaspoon (Cooked Or Canned)|
|Croutons||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Green Red Peppers)|
|Parmesan cheese||1 Tablespoon, grated|
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 287
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32 g49.2%
Saturated Fat 11.1 g55.5%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 63.8 mg
Sodium 942.4 mg39.3%
Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.2%
Dietary Fiber 7.6 g30.3%
Sugars 11.7 g
Protein 25 g50%
Vitamin A 20.4% Vitamin C 31.1%
Calcium 12.9% Iron 27.5%
*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.