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Easy Minestrone

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Ingredients
  Lean ground beef 1 Pound
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Carrots 2 , cut in julienne strips
  Beef broth 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Dry basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Wagon wheels macaroni/Rotelle /elbow macaroni 3 Ounce
  Frozen chopped spinach 12 Ounce, thawed (1 package)
  Canned garbanzo beans 15 Ounce (1 can)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

In a Dutch oven or 6-quart pan over medium-high heat, brown meat until it loses its pink color.
Add onion, celery, and carrots.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft (about 10 minutes).
Discard pan drippings.
Add beef broth, basil, and oregano.
Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.
Add pasta and spinach.
Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente (about 10 minutes).
Add garbanzos and their liquid and 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan.
Heat through.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Pass remaining cheese at the table.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Braising
Ingredient: 
Beef
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes

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