Minestrone featuring Sicilian

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Ingredients

4 tablespoons Sicilian Seasoning
4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pound ground beef
4 medium carrots, diced
1 - 16 ounce can tomato sauce
1 - 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
4 cups stock (beef, chicken or vegetable)
4 cups water
1/2 cup red wine
3 medium zucchini, diced
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup pasta
1 - 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1- 15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
Garnish: chopped parsley and grated Parmesan

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cook Time: 
1 hour
Total Time: 
1 hour 15 minutes
Serving size: 
8

Directions

1. In a stock pot over medium-high heat cook the bacon for 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, garlic, and beef. Cook until beef is browned, about 10 minutes.
2. Add in the carrots, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, broth, water, wine and Sicilian seasoning; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Stir in the zucchini, spinach, pasta, beans and more water if desired. Simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is al dente.
4. Serve hot with garnishes.

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Recipe Tip:
Ground chicken or turkey can be used in place of ground beef. To make this soup vegetarian, omit the ground meat.

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