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Clean Eats Minestrone Soup

Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds lean grass fed ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 6 cups bone broth or beef broth
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 15 oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes diced with juice
  • 1 15 oz can medium black olives whole
  • 1 15 oz can great northern or any other white beans 15 oz
  • 1 ½ cups carrots thinly ripple sliced
  • 1 cup dry whole wheat elbow pasta
  • 2 cups small zucchini thickly ripple sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  •  Salt and pepper to taste
  •  Fresh parmesan or romano cheese shredded to top

Instructions

  1.  In a large stock-pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add ground beef, salt and pepper. Stir to coat well until meat is browned.
  3.  Add broth, water and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add tomatoes, olives, beans and carrots. Simmer for 20 minutes
  5. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions and set aside.
  6. Add zucchini slices and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
  7. Once vegetables are tender, serve in individual bowls with a scoop of cooked pasta and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.