Beef Minestrone

10 Servings
Prep: 20 min.
Cook: 1 hour
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 cup chopped onion
6 cups water
1 cup cubed peeled potatoes
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon pepper
5 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain. Add next 11 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce
heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese. Yield: 10 servings.

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