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Minestrone Soup with Hamburger

 Minestrone Soup with Hamburger
This hearty broth is sure to warm you up on a cool day. Filled with Italian seasoning, good-for-you vegetables, ground beef and macaroni, the recipe was sent in by Maudie Breen of Salt Lake City, Utah.
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 6-8
  • minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into
  • crumbles; drain. Add water, beans, vegetables and seasonings; bring
  • to a boil. Stir in macaroni. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-15
  • minutes or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally. Yield: 9
  • servings (about 3 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 186 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 496 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 22 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 lean meat.