Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mexican Minestrone

Today I thought I would share something that is quick, easy and delicious. After a long day at work, sometimes you just want to sit and relax and not spend time in a kitchen. Since it's starting to get a bit chilly now, a soup is fantastic for warming up. I found a recipe several years back and adapted it to what my wife and I like. Hope you enjoy this soup!


1 lb. Ground Beef ( or any ground meat of preference)
1 can Rotel Tomatoes and Green Chiles (Hot, Medium or Mild)
3 - 15 ounce cans Progresso Minestrone soup
3 - 15 ounce cans of Progresso Vegetable soup
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Box Chee-its or other cheese crackers


Start by browning the meat in a medium stock/soup pan, tossing in half the seasonings. Once browned, toss in the can of Rotel (my preference in Medium) and while simmering, toss in the rest of the seasonings. Let simmer for about 3-5 minutes.

Add in the 6 cans of soup, salt and pepper to taste and let the soup heat to slightly boiling.

After heated thoroughly, ladle into your bowls, add half a handful of your cheese crackers to the top and serve the soup hot.

All-in-all, this should take you no less than 15 minutes and no more than 20 minutes.

I know using already can soup is kind of a cheat, but when your long day is over sometimes shortcuts help you relax.

Mangiar Bene!!