Alex's Recipes

 

Fresh Hearty Minestrone

 

Serves: 4-6
Est. preparation time: 30 min
Est. cooking time: 2-1/2 hrs
Recipe provided by: Fluffy

 

Ingredients:

3/4 cup dried navy beans
7 cups beef Broth
1 can (16 oz.) tomatoes
1 lb. Stew meat
1 small onion - chopped
2 carrots - sliced
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 bunch spinach - sliced
1 Tbsp fresh or 3/4 tsp dried basil
1 Tbsp or 3/4 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
2 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cup green beans - cut in inch pieces
1 small zucchini - sliced
1/2 cup spaghetti - broken into 1 inch pieces fresh grated Parmesan

 

Directions:

Bring beans to boil in beef broth. Boil for 2 minutes; then let stand 1 hour. Add all remaining ingredients, except green beans, zucchini and pasta. Cover and simmer until meat and beans are tender, about 1 hour.

Add green beans, zucchini and pasta. Cover and simmer until done, about 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf.

Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan.

 

Category:
Soups

 

 

 

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