Charlotte's Skinny Soup Recipe

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Submitted by charlotteannb

Makes 30 servings



This is a delicious soup. It freezes well. When we are working long hours our supper is often salad and then this delicious nutritious soup.

Recipe Ingredients for Charlotte's Skinny Soup

2 lb. lean ground beef
2 T Olive oil - just enough to saute vegetables
8 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups onions, diced
2 cups mushrooms, chopped
2 cups green bell peppers, chopped
4 cups cabbage, shredded
2 cups diced celery
1 c frozen green beans
1 cup frozen okra, chopped
6 oz. tomato paste
29 oz. diced tomatoes
6 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. Cayenne pepper
3 T. Italian Seasoning
1 T. Dried Basil
1 T. Oregano
1/2 c parsley
2 tsp. seasoned salt
2 tsp. black pepper

Recipe Directions for Charlotte's Skinny Soup

  1. Remember if you don't like all of these vegetables leave it out and just substitute more of one of the other vegetables that you do like. These vegetables were included because they are high fiber, low carb, low sugar and some of them act as natural diuretics to help with water retention.

  2. Saute lean ground beef and drain well.

  3. Briefly saute onion, peppers and garlic.. You don't want to overcook them but this seems to really bring out the flavors.

  4. Now add the sauteed vegetables to your soup pot along with the meat. Stir in the tomato paste and then add the broth. Add the canned diced tomatoes (I make sure to buy tomatoes without added sugar), celery (the leaves are really tasty so be sure and include the center parts of the celery hearts), mushrooms, cabbage, cayenne, Italian Seasoning, basil, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper.

  5. Bring the pot to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 15 minutes (you don't want to overcook the vegetables.

  6. Add the frozen green beans and okra and bring to a simmer and cook for another 15 minutes.

  7. You don't want to overcook this soup because you are going to freeze most of it and you'll finish cooking it when you get ready to serve it for a meal.

  8. This is also good made with ground or turkey Italian Sausage.

Categories

Soup, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 159.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.7g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Sodium
291mg
12%
Potassium
394mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
5.5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
11.4g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B12
  • Very high in vitamin C
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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