Spicy Minestrone

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spicy minestrone

An easy, spicy minestrone soup with a "kick" to it!

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  • 4-6Servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 pound kosher ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound kosher beef sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 package (10-ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (16-ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Pinch of pepper

Preparation

1. In a large sauce pan over medium heat, saute onion in oil until tender, about 4 minutes. 

2. Add the turkey, beef sausage, parsley, garlic and basil. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.

3. Add the tomatoes, broth, zucchini and mixed vegetables; cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

4. Add beans, macaroni, vinegar, salt if desired and pepper. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.

This soup has a nice kick to it and it's super easy to make.