- 1 and 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 15 oz. can Cannellini beans
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
- 1 pound of Swiss Chard, leaves chopped, stems trimmed
- 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 2 fresh Rosemary sprigs
- 32 oz. organic low sodium beef broth
- 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf Parsley, chopped
- a pinch of sea salt
- a pinch of black pepper
- 1 ounce shaved Parmesan, (for garnish)
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Season the beef cubes with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
- Add the cubed beef to the pot and cook until browned on all sides, (approximately 8 minutes.)
- Add the onion, celery, and garlic.
- Allow to sauté with the beef cubes for 8 minutes, stirring contents every 2 minutes.
- Add the Swiss chard and allow to sauté for 2 minutes until the chard is wilted.
- Add the tomatoes and Rosemary sprigs, and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
- In a food processor, combine a 1/2 cup of Cannellini beans with a 1/2 cup of beef broth, and blend until smooth.
- Add the pureed bean-broth, and the remaining broth to the pot, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the remaining beans and Parsley and stir.
- Allow the soup to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve with a few pieces of shaved Parmesan as garnish.
Portions: Women: 1 cup, Men: 2 cups.
This recipe may be used as a Meal 4 on the Remedy Recipes book format.
Being raised in an Italian/ Sicilian household, we often enjoyed an assortment of homemade Minestrone. My mother’s Minestrone sometimes had chicken, or beans, or just vegetables at times. My grandmother often made her Minestrone with beef. Both contained pasta of some sort, which is NOT in this healthy version. This soup is hearty and flavorful, and it’s a great addition to our Winter soups. We hope that you enjoy it!
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