February 25, 2021
Hamburger Minestrone Soup (South Beach Diet)

Hamburger Minestrone Soup (South Beach Diet)

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I came across this recipe for minestrone, adapted for the South Beach Diet, on the 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet boards a few years ago. It’s become a family favorite since. It makes quite a lot of soup, but it reheats well. If making this for the South Beach Diet, watch out for added sugar in the tomatoes and beans– a lot of canned beans and tomato products have sugar added to them. You can also substitute very lean ground turkey and chicken broth for the beef.

  • 1

    lb extra lean ground beef (less than 10% fat)

  • 1

    quart reduced-sodium fat-free beef broth

  • 2

    cups finely shredded cabbage (I use bagged coleslaw salad mix to save time)

  • 1

    (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (or canneloni or great northern beans, no sugar added)

  • 2

    tablespoons italian seasoning


  • Brown beef ovr medium heat in a 6-quart soup pot and drain (rinse in hot water, drain, and return to pot, if desired).
  • Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is tender.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except cheese) and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, if desired.

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