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Greek Minestrone Soup

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 3

Give this classic Italian beef soup a Mediterranean twist by adding orzo pasta and oregano. A hearty dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1/2
lb. lean ground beef
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
cup frozen mixed vegetables
1/2
cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
2
teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
(15-oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1
(14-oz.) can ready-to-serve beef broth
1
(8-oz.) can tomato sauce

Steps

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  • 1
    In large saucepan, cook ground beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 2
    Add all remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until orzo is tender, stirring occasionally.

Expert Tips

  • In Italian, "minestrone" means "big soup." Traditional Italian minestrone is thick vegetable soup made with pasta and beans or peas. Liberally garnished with grated parmesan cheese, minestrone is hearty enough to stand alone as dinner. Our Greek-style minestrone calls for orzo pasta and oregano.
  • The remaining 1/2 pound of ground beef can be wrapped and frozen for later use in Beef and Bean Wraps, Supreme Beef Pizza or Pasta and Burger Beer Cheese Soup.
  • For more Greek flavor, crumble feta cheese over the piping-hot soup just before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
1020mg
43%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
8g
32%
Sugars
7g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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