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Hearty Minestrone

Author: Lisa

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
  • 1/2 cup water more if needed
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 zucchini sliced and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup elbow macaroni
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese to taste

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Stir macaroni into soup; simmer until macaroni is cooked through but firm to the bite (about 10 minutes). Garnish with Parmesan cheese to serve.