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Hamburger Minestrone Recipe

Hamburger Minestrone Recipe

Any kind of convenient frozen mixed vegetables and any type of small pasta will work well in this dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Drain pasta and add to the pan; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 324 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 1427mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 10g fiber), 25g protein.

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BaileySue User ID: 884918 243934
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"This is still simmering, but I tasted it and it's going to be a keeper. My tomato paste was too old, so I used a small can of tomato sauce. I only had 32 oz of beef stock, so used that amount. I don't like the texture of tomatoes, so used a large can of crushed tomatoes (which I figured made up for the "not quite enough" beef stock). I screwed up a week ago and ended up with some garbanzo beans and was going to use them, but chickened out and used kidney beans like the recipe calls for. It needed more salt, so I dumped in some garlic salt. 15 minutes isn't enough simmering time, the carrots aren't done. Next time I'll use canned mixed veggies - I don't like frozen green beans (texture issue again). I'm still giving it a "5" and will definitely make it again."

thewyatts4 User ID: 5840451 239655
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"easy to make and easy on the budget"

[email protected] User ID: 1434071 59559
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"I made this tonight and it was really easy and good. I left out the tomato paste because my dad doesn't like too much tomato. Also, I used low sodium beef broth, so I needed to add more salt. I like the idea of adding garlic. I would also like to try it with fresh veggies when I have time to chop them. I used white beans because I like those better than kidney beans. All in all, this was a quick and easy dinner on a cold night. I think it would taste even better if I had time for it to simmer longer. I am looking forward to tomorrow's leftovers!"

rita43 User ID: 1917187 63797
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"Pretty good and easy"

dverzic User ID: 762717 71422
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"Made this twice now and it is very good. The only thing i do differently is add about a half jar of pasta sauce to it and let it simmer for a couple hours to develop the flavors. I like that its so easy and i dont have to chop stuff!"

LisaAnnKoopman User ID: 6842020 59557
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"I am a widow. My husband was the cook, I am not. When he passed, our daughter was just 22 months old. She is 7 now. I recently bought a whole bunch of taste of home cookbooks, wanting to teach myself for my daughters sake how to cook. This was the first recipe out of 8 books I just got I picked. Only thing I did different was not put the tomato paste in. I didn't measure. I eyeballed it. Used canned veggies, fresh carrots. BEST soup I never tasted! No joke. I am not even a soup person. But this, this is so good! Better then any resturaunt. A keeper!"

shepard1 User ID: 1212117 86460
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"This is the BEST minestrone soup recipe..hands down!"

boland User ID: 1612191 109329
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"Brought this in to work and shared with my co workers. Great comfort food. Will make again and again!"

niagaracat User ID: 3122379 149213
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"Absolutely delicious and quick to make up. I loved the fact you could through your choice of veg in this. I cooked my pasta only until a la dente so it wouldn't get overly mushy when adding to the soup for the last few minutes of simmering time. Leftovers were even better!"

bigmac31 User ID: 4737689 59666
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I LOVE, LOVE this recipe. I also add 2 cloves of fresh garlic. It is completely fool proof which is what I look for in recipes."

thg6616 User ID: 3786722 113958
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2009

"It got better and better as it was used as leftovers. I cooked it in the slow pot - cook pasta separately and add to leftovers. I also added more beef broth as it got too thick."

rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 149211
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2008

"Family loved it. I added fresh zucchini from the garden. And added the rine of my parmesan cheese."

glendo User ID: 3030155 149204
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2008

"Very Delicious and easy to make!"

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