Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Italian White Bean and Spinach Soup

Well here it is folks, my new favorite soup! While I do encourage everyone that loves cabbage to try the Rustic Cabbage Soup, this soup... well... this soup has a very robust flavor! I love Rosemary and am surprised at how much I'm enjoying the ground beef in a soup!
 The pic is a little fuzzy because it's 37 degrees this morning (we had a hard frost last night too),
and there's a lot of steam coming off that soup!

Italian White Bean and Spinach Soup-adapted from Sundaynitedinner
2 Tblsp olive oil
1lb ground turkey beef- I use about 3/4 lb of beef
4-5 garlic cloves minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 tsp fresh Rosemary minced, or 1/2 tsp dry
1 tsp fresh thyme diced, or 1/2 tsp dry- I added 2 nice full tsp fresh Rosemary
1 (15 oz) can white beans, such as great northern (my preference) or cannolini, drained and rinsed well
4 C chicken stock
12-14 oz fresh spinach-Cut a 10 oz box of frozen chopped spinach in half, use half, freeze the rest.
S&P to taste
  1. Heat medium pot over medium heat, add olive oil and brown meat with S&P. Break into small pieces and drain fat.
  2. Add garlic and onions and saute, stirring, till onions are soft (about 5-7 minutes).
  3. Add beans, herbs, stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix in spinach and heat till cooked, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. You can add some Chicken Better Than Bullion if you think it needs a little flavor boost (you'd think I was on their payroll:@).
  6. Adjust S&P if necessary.
Eat well and have a happy day!

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22 comments:

  1. Oohh, that looks and sounds good!

    I'll be adding this to my collection of soup recipes.

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  2. Hi Lynn,
    I love Rosemary, too. The recipe sound really tempting.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  3. I'm adding rosemary to more and more things! This sounds like a super tasty soup!

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  4. What a delicious soup! Rosemary is growing in abundance at my house...I really need to use it more often!

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  5. Yum! I love the garlic in it! It sort of reminds me of escarole and beans that I sometimes add beef to. Have to try this!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. YUMMY!! We are still in soup mode around here, even in Texas! My hubby loves soups, especially after chemo. This sounds like a great one.

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  7. LOVE IT! One of my FAVORITE FOODS is SPINACH so this is a winner!
    Thank you Lynn for the yummy recipe.
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. This is delicious and so healthy! Warms you right up. xo

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  9. This a a hearty and healthy soup. We love our beans around my house and always have lots of different canned varieties. White beans are such a creamy and delicious bean.

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  10. This contains many of my favorites, beans, rosemary, and spinach. I am growing rosemary on my deck right now.

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  11. So glad to get a new recipe. This sounds good and I just copied it. Thank you.

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  12. It looks delicious and sounds like a nice easy recipe.

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  13. We love soup here at StoneGable. This wonderful soup will be a big hit! I like that you used beef, I think this soup is hearty enough to stand up to beef's big taste.
    YUMMY! Make sure to share this at OTMM!
    Yvonne

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  14. It was cooler here last night too, and a bowl of that soup would have hit the spot! Love the rosemary in it. :)

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  15. Ooh, this sounds so good with either turkey or chicken. I just pinned it! Thanks for sharing!
    CAS

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  16. Looks and sounds delicious!! Wish I had a bowl to warm me up right now!!

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  17. Yummy--I know what I'll make for supper tomorrow night!

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  18. I love soup and I love spinach so this certainly looks like a winning combination. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Hi Lynn,
    This is a great soup recipe that we would really enjoy. Hope you have a fabulous week end celebration and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  20. I love the rosemary in this soup, and I've recently discovered the joys of frozen spinach for throwing into things like soups. I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups (and other soupy dishes such as stocks/chowders/stews/chilis), every Sunday!

    I would love you to come and post this recipe. Just stop by my blog on Sunday - the link will be up!
    www.easynaturalfood.com

    I hope to see you there:)
    Debbie

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