This quick and easy minestrone soup is one you’ll want to make for an easy weeknight supper. It’s a perfect gluten-free soup for fall and will carry you thru the cold winter months as well. Full of delicious vegetables and hearty stew beef, you’ll make this recipe again and again.
Having a gathering of friends to share this meal is the best. I’ve made this beef minestrone soup for the ladies’ group from my church that meets at my house once a week. Since I love cooking, and our group starts at 7, we’ve turned it into a once a week supper club. I make the main meal, and (sometimes last minute) I tell them what it is. They bring sides and drinks. We then share time together and discuss what we are reading. This is the perfect recipe to share on these occasions. I hope you like it as much as they did.
Easy Minestrone Soup
(Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 lbs beef chuck roast, cut into one-inch cubes, fat trimmed off
1 cup diced carrots – 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup diced celery – 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup diced onions – 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
1 tsp kosher salt or 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
2 cups sliced zucchini (cut down the middle lengthwise then slice)
2 cans (approximately 14 oz each) of diced tomatoes (with Italian seasoning if available)
32 oz (4 cups) of vegetable stock (I used Kitchen Basics brand)
3 Tbsp Salt Sisters Tuscan Herb or other favorite Italian Herb Blend
In a large Dutch oven or heavy covered stockpot heat the olive oil until fragrant. Brown the cubed beef on all sides, but do not completely cook.
Remove beef from the pot and place in a bowl. Add the carrots, onions, celery, and zucchini to the pot. Sauté the mixture until the veggies become tender; about 7-8 minutes. Add the beef (and any accumulated drippings) back into the pot.
Pour the two cans of tomatoes and stock over the vegetables and beef. Sprinkle the Tuscan Herb or Italian herb seasoning over the top and gently stir until well combined. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
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