Simply Lovely Soup

by | Jan 30, 2008 | Recipes, Simply Lovely | 4 comments

Today Suzanne is hosting this weeks Loveliness Fair, Simply Lovely Soups, over at her blog Blueberry Cottage. Hop on over and check out what all the other mommas are making to keep their families warm this winter. I am looking forward to browsing through through the links and getting a few new ideas!

I thought I would share one of our favorite soup recipes. It is super easy, super filling, and SUPER YUMMY!

My Favorite Minestrone

1 ½ pounds Ground Beef – pre-cooked
1 can Kidney Beans
1 can Black Beans
1 can Garbanzo Beans
1 can Pinto Beans
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1 can Stewed Tomatoes
¼ cup Dry Lentils
2 cloves Pressed Garlic
1 Onion, diced
2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
8 cups Vegetable or Beef Broth
¾ cup Barley
1 cup celery diced
1 cup carrots, diced
8 oz small pasta shells

Combine everything but pasta. Simmer on stove for 1 hour. Add Pasta and continue simmering till cooked. Top with grated cheese and croûtons. Serves 10+

I usually serve it with croûtons, but we were out this past week, so I made rolls instead. This soup makes ALOT. It was enough for 2 meals for my family, and I have big eaters (2 bowls each easily.) Since it makes so much, it’s great for company as well!

I’d love to hear if you give it a try, and what you think.



  1. Amy

    That looks so yummy! I will have to try it! We had baked potato soup for dinner tonight. I love soup, always makes you so warm inside.

  2. Ruth

    That looks great! I love minestroni.

  3. Anonymous

    Hi Jess…If you make the soup and want to give Fr. C. a gift, he loves zupa. I will try soon sounds so yummy, the good Lord sure blesses you, I have no idea how you can do all you do, well organized and smarter them me. My six were about 13-15 months apart and I was never able to accomplish the things you do. Do you have a secret Saint or prayer that you are willing to tell me? jh

  4. Anonymous

    I really enjoyed
    rastus and phinnegan last much fun but they left to soon…tks for the loan.jb


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