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Hamburger Minestrone Soup: A Can-Opener Soup

Preview: Spicy Hamburger Minestrone Soup is a can-opener soup. This version contains ground beef but you can leave it out for a vegetarian meal.

Preparing this recipe is going to require a can opener. When you need to throw supper together in a hurry but don’t feel like eating junk food or leftovers, consider this minestrone soup.

Yes, I know. Canned beans, canned vegetables, and condensed soups often contain too much sodium.

On the other hand, they usually have fewer calories and more nutrition than food from the local drive-thru.

TEXAS MINESTRONE

Recipe Inspiration

Thanks to my friend Joan who gave me this recipe for Minestrone Soup with Ground Beef. It is a cool-weather staple at our house and the perfect candidate for my new “Super Simple Suppers” category.

What should I serve with this recipe?

We like to eat saltines with this soup. Cornbread or these yeasty cornbread sticks are more good choices. If you’re a bread maker, try this Crusty French Bread or these Really Crusty Dinner Rolls.

Can I freeze Minestrone with Hamburger?

All the ingredients can be stored in the pantry and/or freezer, making it easy to keep on hand. If your family is small, you could eat it for days. Thankfully, it freezes well, so you have that option, too.


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    Yield: 8 servings

    Spicy Hamburger Minestrone Soup

    Spicy Hamburger Minestrone Soup

    An easy can-opener soup with a nice kick for your tastebuds

    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 45 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 3 cans minestrone soup (I use Campbells)
    • 2 cans Ranch-style beans
    • 1 10 ounce can Rotel tomatoes
    • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
    • 2 cubes beef bouillon
    • 4 cups water

    Instructions

    1. Brown ground beef in a large pot. Drain excess fat if necessary. Add onions and cook until softened.
    2. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
    3. Even better the next day.

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Serving Size:

    1 serving

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 1307mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 22g

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    Vince Pirolli

    Tuesday 27th of November 2018

    did you drain the ranch beans or use the juice?

    Paula

    Wednesday 28th of November 2018

    Vince,

    I do not drain. But it's really personal preference. I like the texture it lends to the soup. Paula

    Lisa

    Tuesday 27th of November 2018

    Can I use minestrone with Italian sausage?

    Paula

    Wednesday 28th of November 2018

    Absolutely. Sounds delicious.

    sis

    Sunday 24th of March 2013

    Made this last night, but didn't want to eat leftovers for 3 days, so I omitted one can of minestrone and the can of diced tomatoes. It turned out great, and just the right amount of leftover soup. Our family does not like a strong tomato base anyway, so the one can of Rotel was just right. Take care of my kids tonight!

    Betty

    Friday 22nd of March 2013

    I'm coveting your can opener. :) I love the ones that cut the lids right off and don't leave sharp edges. The soup looks great- good quick suppers are appreciated here. :)

    Jocelyn

    Wednesday 20th of March 2013

    Thanks for the recipe and the review on the can opener. I broke my right wrist three months ago, and I still need others to open cans for me. I will be checking out this little beauty ;-)