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Italian Beef and Bean Soup

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Italian Beef and Bean Soup
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 5
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Souper solution. Serve this soup with a salad and breadsticks and make it a quick and easy meal in minutes.

Ingredients

2
teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
lb boneless beef round steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1
tablespoon olive or canola oil
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
2
cups frozen Italian-blend vegetables (from 1-lb bag)
3
cups water
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag, place flour, salt and pepper. Seal bag; shake until blended. Add beef; seal bag and shake until beef is evenly coated with flour mixture.
  • 2 In 3-quart heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  • 3 Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve with cheese.
Tips  

Lean cuts of beef (round steak, beef loin and sirloin) are lower in fat and saturated fat than fattier cuts such as rib eye. Less fat and saturated fat is better for heart health.

Any variety of frozen mixed vegetables can be substituted for the Italian-blend vegetables.

Add Italian breadsticks and a bagged salad for a quick and easy meal.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
45
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
750mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
27%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
21g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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