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       Title: “Forgotten” Minestrone
  Categories: Soup, Beef, Crockpot, Diabetic
       Yield: 8 servings
  
       1 lb Lean beef stew meat
       6 c  Water
       1 cn (28 oz.) tomatoes with
            ;liquid, cut up
       1 ea Beef bouillon cube
       1 md Onion, chopped
       2 T  Minced dried parsley
   2 1/2 ts Salt,optional
   1 1/2 ts Ground thyme
     1/2 ts Pepper
       1 md Zucchini, thinly sliced
       1 cn (16 oz.) garbanzo beans,
            ;drained
       1 c  Uncooked small elbow or
            ;shell macaroni
     1/4 c  Grated Parmesan cheese (opt)
  
   In a slow cooker, combine beef, water, tomatoes, bouillon, onion,
   parsley, salt if desired, thyme and pepper.  Cover and cook on low
   for 7-9 hours or until meat is tender.  Add zucchini, cabbage, beans
   and macaroni; cook on high, covered, 30-45 minutes more, or until the
   vegetables are tender.  Sprinkle individual servings with Parmesan
   cheese if desired.
   
   Diabetic Exchanges:  One serving (without added salt and Parmesan
   cheese) equals 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 meat.
   
   Also, 246 CALORIES, 453mg SODIUM, 33mg CHOLESTEROL, 30gm CARBOHYDRATE,
   19gm PROTEIN, 6gm FAT.
   
   From Taste of Home magazine, Collector’s Edition (advertisement copy
   used to entice subscribers).
   
   Typed for you by Iris Grayson
  
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