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Italian-Style Beef-and-Pepperoni Soup

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 45 mins
Yield 10 cups (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 cup sliced turkey pepperoni (3 ounces)
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Garnishes: sliced fresh basil, shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Parmesan Toast Points (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 147
  • caloriesfromfat 43 %
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 2.7 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 13 g
  • carbohydrate 6.1 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 40 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 289 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook ground beef and pepperoni in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Rinse and drain beef mixture.

  2. Sauté mushrooms and next 3 ingredients in hot oil in Dutch oven 5 minutes. Stir in beef mixture, tomato paste, and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. If desired, garnish and serve with Parmesan Toast Points.

Cook's Notes

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