*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         GREAT NORTHERN MINESTRONE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Idaho Great Northern Beans
                         -- rinsed
                         Water
      1/2   c            Chopped onion
    1       t            Minced garlic
    1       tb           Dry basil
    1       t            Dry oregano
    1       t            Salt
                         Pepper, to taste
                         Leftover ham or beef bones
   16       oz           Tomatoes, undrained
    4       c            Thinly sliced vegetable
                         --(carrots, zucchini,
                         --celery, cabbage)
      1/2   c            Small macaroni
      1/4   c            Chopped parsley
                         Grated Parmesan cheese
 
   Add beans to 3 cups boiling water; boil for 2 minutes.
   Cover and let stand 1 to 4 hours. Drain and rinse
   well. Place beans in kettle. Add 6 cups water, onion,
   garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and ham or beef
   bones. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until
   beans are almost tender. Add tomatoes, vegetables,
   macaroni and parsley, breaking up tomatoes. Cover and
   simmer 1/2 hour longer or until ingredients are done.
   Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired.
   Adjust seasonings. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
   Makes 2 to 2-1/2 quarts.
   
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   Idaho 83707 <Electronic format by Karen Mintzias>
  
 
 
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