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Quick Italian Beef & Vegetable Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained, broken up
  • 1 cup sliced (1/4-inch thick) carrots
  • 1 can (15 to 19 ounces) cannellini (white kidney) or Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half and crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 2 cups torn spinach leaves, lightly packed


  • Heat Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and garlic; brown 4 to 5 minutes, breaking beef up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings. Season beef with pepper and salt.
  • Stir broth, tomatoes and carrots into beef. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Stir in beans and zucchini; continue to cook 4 to 5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Remove from heat; stir in spinach. Garnish as desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition Facts

Calories 748
  Calories from Fat 233 (31%)
(39%)Total Fat 25g
(50%)Saturated Fat 10g
Poly-Unsaturated Fat 1g
Mono-Unsaturated Fat 10g
(28%)Cholesterol 85mg
(50%)Sodium 1206mg
(86%)Potassium 3002mg
Total Carbohydrate 81g
(81%)Dietary Fibre 20g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(103%)Protein 51g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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