Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Minestrone

Minestrone


Prepare to be bowled over by homemade Minestrone that puts those store-bought brands to shame. It doesn't take a food critic to know that this succulent soup is comfort food at it's very best. And did we mention it's chock full of healthy vegetables?

Ingredients

10 cups cooked red beans
1 tsp. salt
1 clove garlic, pressed
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 zucchini, sliced
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 tbsp. butter 2 bay leaves
1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
1 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. oil
1 carrot, diced
5 leaves spinach or chard, chopped
8 oz. tomato sauce or stewed tomatoes
Parmiggiano Reggiano, grated

Methods/steps

Crush 7 cups of beans and leave the remaining beans whole. Combine all remaining ingredients except macaroni and basil. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Add basil and macaroni and cook an additional 15 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of grated Parmiggiano Reggiano.

Additional Tips

Ready in 1 hour and 15 min

http://www.mydailymoment.com/recipes/minestrone.php

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