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Friday, May 7, 2010

Minestrone Soup

I love soups, and when winter rolls around soup is thing you can never have enough good recipes for and this is another yummy version of Minestrone soup that my mom has had for a long time. I know youa re thinking that it's spring and not the most ideal time to post about soup, but we are still having snow storms here and it has been perfect soup weather, so I hope you enjoy.

2 C. Bulk Sausage or 20 Costco Meatballs cut into fourths
6 C. water
2 (15oz) cans of beef broth
2 Chopped White Onions
16 baby carrots cut in half or fourths
2 large Celery ribs diced
1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
1 28oz can of tomato Puree
1/2 tsp sweet basil crushed
1 tsp. oregano crushed
1/2 tsp parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 can cut green beans, rinsed
1 can kidney beans drained and rinsed
1 can white beans drained and rinsed
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
1 C. uncooked Macaroni

Brown meat in heavy stock pot, drain grease. Add water, beef broth, onions,, tomatoes, carrots,parsley, oregano, celery and basil bring to a boil, then simmer and cover until all ingredients are tender. 30 minutes before serving, add the rest of the ingredients. Top with Parmesan cheese when served.

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