Minestrone Soup with Beef

September 30, 2020

Minestrone Soup with Beef


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, from pastured animals
  • 1 lb. ground grass-fed beef
  • 4 cups chicken or beef bone broth
  • A few sprigs fresh basil (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • Salt and pepper to taste (parmesan is salty so be cautious here)
  • 1 bag frozen Italian mixed vegetables (or any mixed vegetables you like)
  • 1 container diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans white kidney beans (cannellinni), Eden Organics Brand, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese ( and extra for topping)
  • 2 cups raw chopped spinach (or other greens)
  • Good quality extra virgin olive oil (optional)


  1. Sauté onion, celery and carrots in butter until softened, about 8 minutes
  2. Add ground beef and cook through, about 5 minutes
  3. Add broth, tomatoes, vegetables, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer until vegetables are softened. About 10 minutes.
  4. Add beans, cheese and spinach and stir well.
  5. Plate in a nice big bowl and top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

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