Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Soups--Minestrone Soup

Now that it is fall, we are eating soup at least once a week.  The boys at home house love that this recipe has both ground beef and sausage.  Recipe note: if you don't have the freeze dried ingredient substitute the same quantity of fresh. 

Minestrone Soup
printable recipe
1 T garlic
2 T butter
1⁄2 c thrive sausage crumbles (fd)
1⁄2 c thrive ground beef (fd)
10 c water
1⁄4 c thrive instant red beans
1⁄2 c thrive mushroom pieces (fd)
1⁄2 c thrive chopped onions (fd)
1⁄4 c thrive celery (fd)
1⁄2 c thrive tomato dices (fd)
1⁄4 c thrive carrot dices
1⁄4 c thrive broccoli (fd)
1⁄4 c thrive red bell peppers (fd)
1 T thrive Italian seasoning blend
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1⁄4 c thrive green chili peppers (fd)
2 T thrive beef bouillon
3⁄4 c thrive elbow macaroni
1⁄4 c thrive chopped spinach (fd) + 1/4 c. thrive green onions (fd)
1⁄2 c thrive tomato sauce

In a large pot sweat butter and garlic together. Stir in ground beef and sausage and lightly brown. Add water and all remaining ingredients except pasta, spinach, green onions, and tomato sauce. Cook for 6 minutes at a medium simmer. Add pasta and simmer for 3 minutes. Add spinach, green onions, and tomato sauce and simmer for 3–4 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Notes--Recipe featured in October 2013 Thrive It Up broadcast.

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