Greek Minestrone Soup

Give this classic Italian beef soup a Mediterranean twist by adding orzo pasta and oregano. A hearty dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 3
 

Ingredients

1/2
lb. lean ground beef
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
cup Green Giant™ Frozen Mixed Vegetables
1/2
cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
2
teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
(15-oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1
(14-oz.) can ready-to-serve beef broth
1
(8-oz.) can tomato sauce

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  • 1 In large saucepan, cook ground beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 2 Add all remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until orzo is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 1 In large saucepan, cook ground beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 2 Add all remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until orzo is tender, stirring occasionally.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

In Italian, "minestrone" means "big soup." Traditional Italian minestrone is thick vegetable soup made with pasta and beans or peas. Liberally garnished with grated parmesan cheese, minestrone is hearty enough to stand alone as dinner. Our Greek-style minestrone calls for orzo pasta and oregano.

The remaining 1/2 pound of ground beef can be wrapped and frozen for later use in Beef and Bean Wraps, Supreme Beef Pizza or Pasta and Burger Beer Cheese Soup.

For more Greek flavor, crumble feta cheese over the piping-hot soup just before serving.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
1020mg
1020%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.