Winter Minestra

Winter Minestra


"This beef-based minestra is great for cold winter days. Serve in individual bowls with Parmesan cheese and parsley sprinkled over the top."


45 m servings 169 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 554 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Crumble the ground beef into a large stockpot set over medium heat. Cook and stir until meat is no longer pink. Drain off excess grease and add the olive oil. Heat the oil and add the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion is tender. Add cauliflower, jalapenos, shallot and mushrooms. Season with salt and cook for 8 to 10 minutes to release the water from the vegetables.
  2. Pour in the stewed tomatoes and season with red pepper flakes. Stir aggressively to break up the tomatoes. Pour in the beef broth and mixed vegetables and bring to a simmer. Cook until frozen vegetables are tender. Taste and adjust salt and pepper before serving.
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  1. 10 Ratings


Fantastic - a nice gut filling soup for this crazy Montana winter. Add a little red wine and it'll drive the people wild!

I only used one can of beef broth and added a lot of garlic salt and about 1 tsp of Italian seasoning. I also omitted the bag of frozen veggies but took the advice of a prior reviewer and added ...

This turned out quite good, a really nice soup/stew. Liked the flavor with the peppers and spice, I added more. A quick and easy recipe suggestion that can easliy have different veggies or spi...

This is a great recipe! I didn't have mushrooms but added a package of Knorr Vegetable soup mix. So yummy!

As written this was really bland. I added a teaspoon each of dried basil and oregano, which helped add flavor.

I'm usually opposed to ground beef in soup, but since I that's all I had, I found this recipe. Not bad! I basically used this as a jump-off point for all the fresh veggies I had sitting around...

Very easy to make & my kids LOVED it!

Not very flavorful and I followed the recipe exactly.

This had some heat, and I didn't even add the red pepper flakes! I nixed the cauliflower, added red wine, and halved the beef broth. I used the crockpot (browned beef first) and threw everythi...