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southern minestrone with lima beans

Southern Minestrone

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups dried small pasta
  • 1 cup frozen lima beans, defrosted
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen chopped collard greens
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Spray a Dutch oven with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until mostly browned, using a wooden spoon to break ground beef up as it cooks. Add onion, carrots, and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  2. Add broth and tomatoes and simmer for 20 minutes. During the last 6-8 minutes, add pasta, lima beans. collard greens, oregano, and tabasco sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.