Preview: Hamburger Minestrone Soup is a spicy can-opener soup. This version contains ground beef but 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.
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.
Ingredients and substitutions:
- GROUND BEEF: Ground turkey would make a good substitute. Or leave out the meat altogether if you prefer.
- ONION: White or yellow onions are good. I use frozen chopped onions for convenience.
- MINESTRONE SOUP: I like Campbell’s brand but any brand will work.
- RANCH-STYLE BEANS: Kidney beans or pinto beans are a good replacement.
- ROTEL TOMATOES: If you don’t want your soup to be so spicy, use regular tomatoes.
- BEEF BOUILLON: Canned beef broth is another option.
What should I serve with this recipe?
Can I freeze Minestrone Soup?
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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