We’ve got about a week of rain coming up in the forecast. Can’t complain after the GORGEOUS week we just had, but it’s still a bummer…especially when your 2 1/2 year old daughter just wants to “go out in the sunshine”. Cute 🙂
One of the things I crave during rainy weather, even when it’s warmer, is soup. I made this for my sister after she came home from the hospital. It came together very easily and was a big hit! Many of the ingredients can be subbed based on what you like and/or have, but this combination was delicious.
By the way, this was definitely a lot less soupy than I expected…almost more of a “stoup”, as much as I hate using that term 🙂
Beef Minestrone Soup
from Taste of Home
1/2 cup medium uncooked pasta shells
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) beef broth
1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
While pasta is cooking, cook beef and onion over in a dutch oven until meat is no longer pink. Drain.
Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes. Drain pasta and add to the pan. Simmer for about another 5 minutes.