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                            SHARON'S MINESTRONE
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       tb           Vegetable oil
    1       c            Chopped onion
    2                    Garlic cloves, finely
                         -chopped
    6                    Bacon slices
    1       c            Chopped celery
    1       c            Chopped carrots
    2       c            Beef stock
    1       c            Tomato juice
    1                    (14oz) can kidney beans,
                         -drained
    2       ts           Basil
      1/2   ts           Oregano
    1       c            Barley
    2       tb           Chopped parsley
 
   salt and pepper to taste
   
   In a large saucepan, saute onions and garlic in
   vegetable oil. In a small frying pan, cook bacon,
   drain off fat and cut bacon into small pieces. (To
   save a step, I cut the bacon into bite size chunks
   first and then cook them in the same pot that the soup
   is going to be in. Gives it a bit more flavour. Just
   drain off excess fat.) To the saucepans,add bacon,
   celery, carrots, beef stock and tomato juice; cook
   until vegetables are just tender, about 10 minutes.
   Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until barley
   is tender, about 20-30 minutes. Serves 6-8.
   
   Origin:  Sharon Stevens Shared by: Sharon Stevens
  
 
 
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