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Minestrone Recipe

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Melissa Resch


1 lb. ground beef (I do about 1/4 lb)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (28 oz) can Italian-styled tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained
1 (12 oz) can corn, drained
1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drain
1 (14.5 oz) can green beans, drained. (I use fresh)
3 to 4 cups water or tomato juice (I use water)
1 clove garlic, minced
2-3 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 cup pasta, any variety
1 zucchini

Brown ground beef with onion in a large soup pot. Drain grease. Add tomatoes, kidney beans, corn, garbanzo beans, and green beans. Add water or tomato juice. Add garlic and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil and simmer a few minutes. Add pasta and zucchini and cook until pasta is cooked. I sprinkle cheese on top when I eat it.




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