Beef Minestrone


Classifications: Soups and Stews

Qty Measure Ingredient


1 pound ground round

1 cup onion, chopped

6 cups water

1 cup peeled potatoes, cubed

1 cup tomatoes, chopped

1 cup cabbage, shredded

1 cup carrots, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 bay leaf

1/4 teaspoon pepper

5 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions: In a Dutch oven, cook meat and onion until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain. Add next 11 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: one serving (1cup) equals 1meat, 1 vegetable,1/2 starch;also 141 calories,58 mg sodium,31 mg cholesterol, 10 gm carbohydrate, 11 gm protein, 7 gm fat.

Serves: 10

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