Beef & Cannellini Bean Minestrone

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 287.3
  • Total Fat: 12.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.2 mg
  • Sodium: 975.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.0 g
  • Protein: 20.6 g

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Recipe from Giada De Laurentiis Recipe from Giada De Laurentiis
Number of Servings: 6


    3 tbsp olive oil
    1 onion finely diced
    1 large carrot peeled and diced into 1/4 inch pieces
    1 lg stalk celery, trimmed and diced into 1/4 inch pieces
    Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
    8 ounces lean ground beef (7 percent fat)
    3 garlic cloves minced
    1 tbsp tomato paste
    4 cups low-sodium beef broth
    1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    1 (15 ounce) can cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained
    1 dried bay leaf
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan


In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, add the olive oil and heat over medium heat. Stir in the onion, carrot and celery and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Increase the heat to high and add the ground beef and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the beef is browned and cooked through, about 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and mix to combine. Add the broth, tomatoes, beans and bay leaf. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the liquid has reduced by half, about 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and discard. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with Parmesan.

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAWNRH1.

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  • sounds good. I may have to try that one. Maybe for church since your father doesn't like soup when it's about 50 degrees. LOL - 4/6/11

    Reply from DAWNRH1 (6/4/11)
    You can add some uncooked dittalini (I think that's the name) pasta and it thickens up like a chili.

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