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Grama’s Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Mary McDougall


In frying pan, cook
1 lb lean ground Hamburg in
1 tsp oil.
Drain off any fat.
In large pot, put cooked beef
Add -
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced potato
1 cup diced zucchini
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup chopped cabbage
1- 28 oz can tomatoes
6 cups water
2 tsp salt
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp pepper
2 bay leaves
Simmer 1 hour
1- 14 oz can of kidney beans
Optional- 1/2 cup uncooked macaroni.
Simmer another 30 minutes.
Remove bay leaves.

Try different vegetables if desired.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We all loved Grama’s soup especially on those cold, snowy winter days.
Can be frozen.




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