Wastebasket Soup Recipe

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  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine beef, onion, oil, garlic, and salt.
  2. Bake, uncovered, in a 400 degree F oven for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from oven.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  5. Carefully stir broth, water, and Italian seasoning into the beef mixture.
  6. Cover and bake about 1 hour more or until beef is almost tender.
  7. Stir in beans, tomatoes, carrots, and olives.
  8. Cover and bake 20 minutes more.
  9. Stir in zucchini and pasta.
  10. Cover and bake about 20 minutes more or until pasta is tender.
  11. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  12. Note: If you can’t find Italian seasoning, substitute 3/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed, and 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 311.97 Kcal (1306 kJ)
Calories from fat 154.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.13g 26%
Cholesterol 63.35mg 21%
Sodium 574.67mg 24%
Potassium 559.64mg 12%
Total Carbs 16.14g 5%
Sugars 1.91g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Protein 22.42g 45%
Vitamin C 19.2mg 32%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 43.9mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 123.39 Kcal (517 kJ)
Calories from fat 60.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.77g 26%
Cholesterol 25.06mg 21%
Sodium 227.29mg 24%
Potassium 221.35mg 12%
Total Carbs 6.39g 5%
Sugars 0.76g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 13%
Protein 8.87g 45%
Vitamin C 7.6mg 32%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 0.4mg 5%
Calcium 17.3mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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