Hearty Minestrone

Hearty Minestrone
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water, more if needed
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 zucchini, sliced and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup elbow macaroni
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix onion, garlic, and ground beef. Cook and stir until beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  2. Transfer ground beef mixture to a stockpot. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, and carrots. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until carrots are partially cooked (about 10 minutes). Add zucchini, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper; and simmer until carrots are tender, (about 10 more minutes).
  3. Stir macaroni into soup; simmer until macaroni is cooked through but firm to the bite (about 10 minutes). Garnish with Parmesan cheese to serve.

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Homemade Spaghetti

 

 

Homemade Spaghetti
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (I used the one that had garlic, oregano, and basil seasoning already in it)
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Brown ground beef with the onion and garlic until meat is brown. Drain. Return meat mixture to pan with tomato paste, tomato soup, diced tomatoes, and water. Cook, stirring, until heated through and thickened, 5 to 15 minutes. Serve over cooked pasta.