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Minestrone (Very similar to Olive Gardenís Pasta Figole) Recipe

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This recipe for Minestrone (Very similar to Olive Gardenís Pasta Figole), by , is from Our Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Vikki Andree
Added: Thursday, July 16, 2009


1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
Ĺ onion chopped

Brown the meat and add the onion
4 cups water
1 can pinto beans
1 can diced petite cut tomatoes
1 small can tomato sauce
Handful of carrots
1-tablespoon oregano
1-tablespoon basil
1-tablespoon parsley
Garlic to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp beef bouillon granules (use 4 if you use ground turkey)

Simmer or put in crock-pot
Before serving, bring to a boil and add a handful of your favorite pasta noodles




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