Minestrone for #WeekdaySupper
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Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 8-12
 
A soup that eats like a meal, filled with simple ingredients yet boasts loads of flavor.
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1-28 oz. can of tomatoes
  • 2-10 oz. can of onion soup
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 small package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1-750 ml. jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • ½ cup small pasta
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1½ tsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. each of thyme, oregano and basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan or parsley
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, brown the ground beef. Add the onion and celery and cook until tender. Add the tomatoes, onion soup and water. Bring to a boil. Add the vegetables and cover and simmer for 30 min. Add the spaghetti sauce, parsley, sugar, herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer now uncovered for 20 min., stirring occasionally. Add the pasta and cook an additional 10 min. or until the pasta is done. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle each bowl with grated parmesan or parsley and serve with Italian bread.
Recipe by Noshing With the Nolands at https://noshingwiththenolands.com/minestrone-weekdaysupper/