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                              MINESTRONE SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Pork
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   lb           Dried white beans, soaked in
    1       t            Olive oil
      1/8   lb           Salt pork, cut into small di
    1       ea           Garlic clove, chopped fine
    1       ea           Onion, small, chopped
    1       ea           Leek, diced
    1       t            Parsley, chopped
    1       t            Basil, chopped
    1       T            Tomato paste
    3       ea           Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and
    3       ea           Celery stalks, chopped
    2       ea           Carrots, sliced
    2       ea           Potatoes, diced
      1/4   ea           Cabbage, small, shredded
    1       ea           Turnip, small, peeled and di
    2       ea           Zucchini, diced
    1 1/2   qt           Water
    1       x            Salt to taste
      1/2   t            Freshly ground pepper
    1       c            Elbow macaroni or ditali
    6       T            Parmesan cheese, grated
 
   Fat grams    per serving:              Approx. Cook Time: 60
   Drain the beans and boil them in 3 quarts water about 1 hour, or until
   tender.
   Place the olive oil in a large kettle and add the salt pork, garlic,
   onions, leek, parsley, and basil.  Brown lightly.  Add the tomato
   paste thinned with a little water and cook 5 minutes.  Add the
   tomatoes, celery, carrots, potatoes, turnip, cabbage, zucchini, water,
   salt & pepper and cook slowly 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Add the beans.
   Add the macaroni and cook 10 minutes, or until tender.  Correct the
   seasonings and pour into heated bowls.  Serve immediately, sprinkled
   with grated parmesan cheese.
  
 
 
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