"The first zucchini I ever saw I killed it with a hoe."--John Gould, Monstrous Depravity, 1963

Minestrone Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Minestrone Soup, by , is from Eating Under a Tree, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Debbie Keller
Added: Saturday, February 21, 2009


2 lbs Chuck Roast
4 quarts water
1 tsp salt
1 yellow onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and thickly cut
3 medium zucchini, diced
1 1/2 diagonally sliced green beans
1 large can red Kidney beans
1 can plum tomatoes
2 T dried oregano
1 T dried basil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds Italian sausage, fried, drained and
1 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed
1 8 oz package Kluski noodles

Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

In large kettle combine Chuck roast, 1 tsp salt and water. Cover and simmer for 3 hours, or until beef is tender. Remove meat from kettle and set aside. Remove fat from broth. Break meat into 1 inch pieces and combine with broth in a large stock pot. Stir in onion, carrot, tomatoes, green beans, spices, beans, spinach and sliced sausage. Simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. Add zucchini for last 15 to 20 minutes.

To serve, cook noodles according to package directions, drain and add to hot soup. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This soup has served as a birthday gift for dad (Walt) on more than one occasion!!




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