*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          UPSTATE MINESTRONE SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Italian sweet sausage
    1       tb           Olive OR Vegetable oil
    1       c            Diced onion
    1       ea           Clove garlic, finely minced
    1       c            Sliced carrots
    1       t            Crumbled basil
    2       ea           Small zucchini, sliced
    1       cn           (1 - lb) Italian pear
                         Tomatoes, chopped, undrained
    2       cn           10 3/4 oz beef boullion OR
                         3 beef boullion cubes plus
                         1 1/2 cups hot water
    2       c            Finely shredded cabbage
    1       t            Salt
      1/4   ts           Pepper
    1       cn           (1 lb) great northern beans,
                         Undrained
                         Small amount chopped parsley
 
   Slice sausage crosswise about 1/2 inch thick; brown in oil in deep saucepan
   or Dutch oven.  Add onion, garlic, carrots and basil; cook for 5 minutes.
   Add zucchini, tomatoes with liquid, boullion, cabbage, salt and pepper.
   Bring soup to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Add beans
   with liquid; cook another 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley.
  
 
 
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