*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    ITALIAN MINESTRONE SOUP - WITH COKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/2   lb           Blade chuck roast, or
                         - meaty soup bones
    2 1/2   qt           Water
    2       ts           Salt
    1       sm           Onion
      1/2   c            Celery leaves
    1       md           Bay leaf
    2       sl           Bacon, diced
    1 1/2   c            Kidney beans,
                         - cooked or canned
      1/2   c            Green beans,
                         - fresh and chopped
      1/2   c            Celery, diced
      1/2   c            Green peas,
                         - fresh or frozen
      1/2   c            Zucchini, thinly sliced
      1/2   c            Carrots, thinly sliced
      1/4   c            Onion, diced
      1/4   c            Parsley, chopped
    1       md           Clove garlic, minced
      1/2   c            Elbow macaroni, (2 oz)
    6       oz           Tomato paste, (1-6 oz can)
    1       c            COCA-COLA
    1       tb           Olive oil
    1       tb           Worcestershire sauce
    1       tb           Italian seasoning
    1       t            Salt
      1/4   ts           Black pepper
                         Parmesan cheese,
                         - grated, optional
 
   In a large pan, place the meat, water, salt, small onion, celery leaves,
   and bay leaf. Cover and simmer about 2-1/2 hours until the meat is tender.
   Remove the meat. Strain the broth (should measure 2 quarts). Add ice cubes
   to the broth to harden the fat and remove the fat. Discard the fat. Finely
   dice the meat, discarding any fat and bones (should be about 2 cups). In a
   5 to 6 quart kettle or Dutch oven, combine the beef broth and the meat.
   Place over low heat while preparing the rest of the ingredients. Pan-fry
   the bacon until crisp. Add the bacon and the drippings and all the
   remaining ingredients, except Parmesan cheese, to the broth. Cover and
   simmer about 30 minutes, until the vegetables and macaroni are tender.
   Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, if desired. Makes about 3 quarts, or
   12 servings.
  
 
 
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