Thick and Hearty Minestrone

Thick & Hearty Minestrone

With the cooler Fall weather on it’s way, it’s a great time to try some new soup recipes. Here is a soup recipe I concocted from something I remember having as a child. My mom called it “Main Dish Minestrone.” That’s because it’s a thick and hearty soup that will fill you up just like a main dish! I searched and searched and could not find the recipe anywhere! I remembered a few of the ingredients, so I played with it a little bit and came up with this soup recipe! (It tastes just like the “Main Dish Minestrone” my mom used to make.) I think you’ll like it!

This recipe will easily make 6 servings:

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1 t. minced garlic (or 1/4 t. garlic powder)

2 beef bouillion cubes

1/2 t. Italian seasoning

1 small can diced tomatoes

2 cans Bean with Bacon Soup

1 can kidney beans, drained

3 soup cans of water

1 c. dried pasta (any shape – I like the wagon wheels!)

1 1/2 c. shredded cabbage

Brown the ground beef with the diced onion and garlic. Drain fat. Add tomatoes, beans, soup, bouillion cubes, water and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer 15 minutes.

Minestrone Ingredients

Add the shredded cabbage and pasta. Continue cooking another 12-15 minutes or until the pasta and cabbage are tender. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot! 

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