PCC Beef Minestrone Soup

PCC Beef Minestrone Soup

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  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 ounces Parmesan rind
  • Water, to cover
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


In large soup pot, sauté ground beef in oil over medium heat until lightly browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic and spices and cook for 10 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients (except basil); cook over low heat for 1 hour. Remove Parmesan rind and add basil before serving.

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