Stay nourished and healthy this cold season with easy, tummy-warming Beef Minestrone Soup!
THANK YOU TO SAFEWAY FOR SPONSORING THIS POST. AND THANKS TO MY READERS FOR HELPING ME TO SUPPORT THE BRANDS THAT I LOVE!
There’s no avoiding it: cold and flu season has arrived. I’m the first to have been sick already this season! A late summer cold had me in bed an entire day and almost a week of feeling pretty awful.
I love soup in any weather or circumstance, but especially when I’m under the weather. But the last thing I feel like doing when I’m sick is cooking, yet I want a hearty, healthy soup to help get me back on track. Not to mention my family needs dinner, too, and we all know that a parent’s job doesn’t stop just because you don’t feel well.
You’ll love making this Beef Minestrone Soup for yourself and/or your family when you’ve got a cold or the flu. The ingredients are organic, it’s basically a “dump everything in a pot” kind of dish yet it’s delicious, tummy-warming and hearty enough to feed everyone with little effort.
I exclusively use O Organics® products from Safeway in this Beef Minestrone Soup. I never used to buy organic products, but the O Organics line is so affordable and there are so many to choose from! Safeway believes that great-tasting organic food should be affordable for everyone, and I love supporting them in their efforts. This recipe uses O Organics Grass Fed Beef, shelf-stable minestrone soup, canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes, canned black beans and dry penne pasta. I also throw in a can of their chicken broth, too, and it’s still incredibly hearty!
Of course, soup alone doesn’t do quite enough. I also use Safeway’s cold and flu products from their Signature CareTM line. Since I already shop at Safeway for my groceries, it makes my life easier to pick up everything I need at the same time. Signature Care products provide the same quality and relief that national name brands do, but at a better value (and the come with a 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back promise)!
I love to make a tray with some hearty Beef Minetrone Soup, a few Honey Lemon Signature Care Cough Drops and either daytime or nighttime Signature Care Cold & Flu Relief Softgels, depending on what time of day I’m serving it. It makes me feel good to know that I’m taking care of my loved ones (or myself!) when they’re sick and giving them the best ingredients and products available.
Seriously…wouldn’t this tray of delicious soup and cold products make you feel better if someone brought it to you! So much love and care on one tray :)
Signature Care and O Organics products are available in my area exclusively at Safeway. If you don’t live near a Safeway, you can still purchase these products at all Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway.
- 1 lb O Organics Grass-Fed Beef
- 2 boxes O Organics Minestrone Soup
- 1 can O Organics fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 can O Organics chicken broth
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup O Organics penne pasta
- coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- fresh basil, for topping (optional)
- Brown beef over medium heat in a dutch oven or stockpot until no pink remains.
- Add minestrone soup, tomatoes, chicken broth and black beans. Bring to a boil, then add penne pasta. Keep soup at a strong simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Top with fresh basil and serve.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.