"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Mom's Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Carrie Montroy
Added: Tuesday, August 1, 2006


28oz. canned tomatoes
1 lb. beef cooked with onion, salt, green pepper & celery
1 qt. water
2 lg. carrots diced
2 - 8oz. cans tomato sauce
2 c. beef broth
1 T. Parsley
1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
15oz. can garbanzo beans drained
16oz. can green beans drained
15 oz. can kidney beans drained
1 1/4 c. pasta cooked
parmesan cheese

Puree tomatoes in blender. Combine beef tomatoes, water, carrots, tomato sauce, broth, parsley, basil, oregano, pepper & garlic salt. Boil, cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes. Add beans and boil. Add macaroni and serve. Garnish with cheese.




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