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Minestrone Soup Recipe

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A Hearty Winter Soup!

 

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sharon Wlodarczyk

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 can (28 ounces) whole or crushed tomatoes
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans
1 can (12 ounces) whole kernel corn
2 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)
2 small zucchini, sliced (about 2 cups)
1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni or cheese tortellini
3 cups water
cup red wine or water
2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons Italian seasoning or basil and oregano
* Italian sausage is also a nice addition along with the ground beef

Directions:
Directions:
Cook and stir ground beef, onion and garlic in Dutch oven until beef is light brown; drain. Stir in tomatoes (with liquid), kidney beans (with liquid), and remaining ingredients; break up tomatoes with fork.

Heat to a boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until macaroni and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
* I prefer to cook the macaroni separately and add it when I serve the soup. Any pasta works in this recipe. Use your favorite!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I make this soup all winter long. I found it in the Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook Nana gave me for Christmas in 1982. It is a nice hearty meal on a cold day! It became one of Nana's favorite soups and she is the one who added the sausage to it for the first time. I have continued to add sausage myself because I like the added flavor and variety it gives to the recipe.

 

 

 

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