Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup

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Enjoy this Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup recipe in the middle of winter when you need something that is warm and filling to get you and the kids through yet another cold and wintry day. Although this is a long and detailed recipe, it is well worth the effort to make this made from scratch Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup recipe. It can be easier to follow and keep track of this Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup recipe as you make it if you use the French practice of mise en place.

Mise en place means to put in place, and that is what you do with this practice. It is used by experienced bakers and cooks around the world in order that they can ensure they have and can keep track of the ingredients they need in any recipe they are making. So for this Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup recipe that includes well over one dozen different ingredients and seasonings, the mise en place practice can help you to keep track of the things that you are using to make this soup. There are two steps to the mise en place practice. The first step involves taking out all of the ingredients that are called for in the recipe, from the cupboards and fridge and wherever else they might be stored. This first step helps to make sure that you actually have all of the stuff that you need for the recipe. That way, you will not get half way through making your soup recipe only to discover that you do not have any tomatoes or some other ingredient. Nothing can be more frustrating than getting part way through a recipe and find out that you do not have all of the ingredients that you need to make it. So mise en place helps to ensure that does not happen to you. The second step of mise en place involves putting the ingredients out in the order that the recipe calls for you to add them in to the recipe. That way, you know when you have added the ingredient that you need, and do not forget or overlook some important element that is part of the recipe.

This is a simple soup to make, although it will take a bit of time because of all the ingredients that form it. So plan to take your time, and consider using the practice of mise en place, developed by the French, to help track all of the ingredients that you need for this great and hearty soup recipe. Make this soup on a day when you need something warm, filling and really delicious, not to mention a nutritious, soup.

Nutrition Facts for: Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup From Barefeet In The Kitchen
Ingredients: Ground beef, garlic, yellow onion, carrots, celery, water, diced canned tomatoes, canned crushed tomatoes, canned tomato sauce, dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, green cabbage.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 246, Calories from Fat 52, Total Fat 5.8g 9%, Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%, Cholesterol 81mg 27%, Sodium 827mg 34%, Potassium 804mg 23%, Carbohydrates 18.3g 6%, Dietary Fiber 5.7g 23%, Sugars 10.5g, Protein 30.4g, Vitamin A 219%, Vitamin C 51%, Calcium 8%, Iron 103%

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