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.
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.