Love Italian minestrone? Then meet its cowboy cousin: a savory bean and pasta soup featuring Tex-Mex seasoning and a sprinkle of spicy cheese.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1-1/2 cups water
1 large tomato, chopped
1 cup (1/2 of 15-oz. can) black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup fat-free reduced-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup small shell macaroni, uncooked
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
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Let's Make It
Brown meat in large saucepan; drain.
Add all remaining ingredients except cheese; mix well. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 8 min. or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
Serve topped with cheese.
Round out the meal with a cold glass of fat-free milk and mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing.
This recipe can be easily doubled to make 8 servings.
Prepare using any other small shaped pasta.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 19g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 1 qt. or 4 servings, 1 cup each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.