Italian Minestrone Soup

About this recipe: A classic soup, where anything and everything is thrown together in a pot. Beef mince is simmered together with vegetables, beans, macaroni in a seasoned tomato soup base. It's delicious with fresh crusty bread.

Jackie

Ingredients

Serves: 8 

  • 450g minced beef
  • 160g chopped onion
  • 125g chopped celery
  • 125g chopped carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 425g passata
  • 2 3/4 (400g) tins kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 475ml water
  • 5 teaspoons beef stock granules
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 180g chopped cabbage
  • 1 1/4 (340g) tins sweetcorn
  • 1 (400g) tin cut green beans
  • 100g macaroni

Method

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Place minced beef in a large soup pot. Cook over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in onion, celery, carrots, garlic, chopped tomatoes, passata, beans, water and stock. Season with parsley, oregano and basil. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in cabbage, sweetcorn, green beans and pasta. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat.
  4. Simmer until vegetables are tender and pasta is al dente. Add more water if needed.

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