Minestrone Soup … Hearty, Healthy and Delicious …
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Ingredients …
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8 pieces shortcut bacon, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 brown onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced into large cubes
  • 800g can crushed tomatoes
  • 5 cups (1.25 litres) beef stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ⅓ cup dried macaroni (or other pasta)
  • 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 400g can corn kernels
  • 100g green beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 100g cabbage, roughly sliced
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese
  • basil leaves
Method …
  1. Add oil, garlic and bacon to a large pot and simmer gently for 2 – 3 minutes.
  2. Add carrot, celery, brown onion and potatoes and cook for a further 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, beef stock and bay leaf and simmer gently until vegetables are half cooked.
  4. Add macaroni, cannellini beans, tomato paste, corn, green beans and cabbage and simmer gently until pasta is just cooked.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve sprinkled with parmesan chees and basil leaves.
Recipe by Mrs Organised at http://www.mrsorganised.com.au/2015/07/24/minestrone-soup-hearty-healthy-and-delicious/