Classic Ministrone Soup
Classic ministrone soup, is a rich, hearty broth loaded with vegetables and meat, and is perfect for cozying up with during the cold days of winter.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
- 1 1/2 pounds Beef cubed stew meat
- 8 cups water
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
- 1 cup carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1 Tbs fresh parsley chopped
- 1 tsp minced garlic fresh
- 2 cups tomatoes whatever variety is ripe/ chopped
- 2 cups Russet potatoes peeled and cubed
- 1 cup sliced zucchini
- 1/2 cup long grain rice uncooked
- 15 ounce can kidney beans drained
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large dutch oven or heavy soup pot, combine beef, water, and salt. (Note: Searing beef before hand will help it stay tender, but this is optional).
I love my Staub Dutch Oven
for this soup, there is something that is so comforting about this large recipe filling up this pot.
Cover and cook over medium heat until it comes to a full boil.
Reduce heat to low and continue cooking until beef is fork tender.
In a 10 inch skillet combine onions, carrots, celery, butter, parsley, and garlic. and cook until veggies are crispy tender.
Add veggies to beef mixture, along with all the remaining ingredients, except the kidney beans.
Cook over low heat until veggies are tender.
Stir in kidney beans, taste, season to preference.
Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3465IU | Vitamin C: 14.8mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3.1mg