Minestrone Soup
here is my recipe i use for minestrone soup - enjoy. 
 
 
(serves 6) 
 
1/2 cup  haricot beans
1 oz.  butter
2   onions, chopped
2 oz.  bacon, chopped
2 clove  garlic, crushed
10 cup  water
6   beef stock cubes
3   carrots, peeled and diced
2 stick  celery, sliced
2   potatoes, peeled and diced
4 oz.  green beans
3   zucchini, sliced
4   tomatoes, peeled and chopped finely
1/3 cup  macaroni
2 Tbsp  parsley
  salt and pepper
  grated parmesan cheese
 
soak haricot beans overnight in plenty of cold water to cover. heat 
butter in large pan, add peeled and chopped onions, bacon pieces and 
garlic. saute gently until onions are transparent. add water, crumbled 
stock cubes and drained haricot beans and bring to boil; reduce heat and 
simmer, covered 2.5 hours. 
tail and slice green bean. add beans, tomatoes, potatoes, celery and 
zucchini to simmering stock; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, 
covered for 1 hour. 
remove lid from pan and add macaroni. simmer, stirring occasionally, 
until pasta is cooked, 10 to 15 minutes. stir in parsley and season with 
salt and pepper. serve grated parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top of soup. 
 
 
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(ID: 3505) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Mon, Feb 21, 2005


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