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Beef Zucchini Soup Recipe

Beef Zucchini Soup Recipe

"I make this wonderful garden-fresh soup as soon as my homegrown zucchini is plentiful," remarks Betty Claycomb from Alverton, Pennsylvania. "I often double the recipe and freeze some to enjoy later," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 medium zucchini, cubed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Pepper to taste
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook the beef, celery, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, zucchini, water, Italian seasoning, salt if desired, bouillon, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with lean ground beef and without salt and Parmesan cheese) equals 106 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 628 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat.

Reviews for Beef Zucchini Soup

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"This turned out great! I doubled the recipe and put half in the freezer. Next time I will probably cut back on the tomatoes, it was just alittle too much for me."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"My family loves this recipe...I also put 1/2 lb of ground sausage, and put it over egg noodles. It is very good!!!! We make this when zucchini is plentiful"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

"loved this! I added a can of tomato sauce, can of beef broth,and a tiny pinch of red pepper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"Didn't make my favorite list.sc"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2008 Edited Aug. 5, 2010

"MY HUSBAND LOVES THIS SOUP,WHEN ZUCCHINI IS PLENTIFUL IN THE SUMMER. I PUT IT OVER NOODLES, AND I DOUBLE THE RECIPE. IT IS HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS!! KJH67"

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