*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Minestrone Soup #2 (Diabetic)
 
 Recipe By     : Helen Deacey
 Serving Size  : 7    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans                            Beef
                 Diabetic                         Italian
                 Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Ingredients
    1      teaspoon      olive oil
    1      pound         extra lean ground beef
    1      cup           onions -- chopped
    1      cup           celery -- chopped
    1      cup           green pepper -- chopped
    1      cup           zucchini -- sliced
    1      cup           cabbage -- shredded
    1      cup           potato -- diced
    4      cups          tomatoes, canned
    6      cups          water
    1      can           beef broth -- condensed
                         salt -- to taste, optional
    1      teaspoon      Worcestershire sauce
      1/4  teaspoon      fresh ground pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      basil -- or to taste
    2      each          bay leaf
    2      cups          red kidney beans -- well drained
      1/2  cup           elbow macaroni
      1/3  cup           Parmesan cheese -- grated, optional
 
 Directions:
 
 Brush a 5-quart heavy Dutch oven with olive oil.  Add meat, stir to
 break 
 apart and cook until browned, drain off fat, and rinsed under hot water, 
 return to Dutch oven.  Add onion, celery, green pepper zucchini,
 cabbage, 
 potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, water, beef broth, salt, Worchester sauce, 
 pepper, basil,  and bay leaves.  Stir well.  Bring to boil, lower the
 heat 
 and simmer covered for 1-1-1/4 hours, stir once in a while.  Add kidney 
 beans and macaroni and cook another 30 minutes then ladle into warmed
 soup 
 bowls and sprinkle each bowl with 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese.
 
 This is a Tried and True recipes, you may also change the vegetables, we 
 sometimes add green beans in place of zucchini.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : This is a combination of several recipes out of Diabetic
 Cookbooks 
        the Diabetic Choices are a guess that I believe are fairly close.
        
        1 cup of soup can be the start of a meal, but as I serve 2 cups 
        and count as a Main Meal Soup
        
        Each Serving (2 cups) Diabetic Choices are 2 Protein 1 Starch 1 
        Fruits/Vegetable