*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                 Minestrone
 
 Recipe By     : Freeze With Ease copyright 1965
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Freezer Meals                    Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  pound         bacon -- diced
    2                    onions -- sliced
    2      cups          cabbage -- chopped
    1      cup           escarole -- chopped
    1      cup           celery -- chopped
    2                    carrots -- sliced
      1/2  cup           parsley -- chopped
    1      clove         garlic
   12      cups          water
    1      can           navy beans -- drained
    1      can           garbanzo beans -- drained
    1      can           tomatoes
    1      tablespoon    oregano
    1      teaspoon      basil
    1 1/2  tablespoons   salt
    1      cup           macaroni
 
 Brown bacon and onions in deep kettle.
 
 To the bacon and onions add: cabbage, escarole, celery, carrots, parsley, garli
 c and water. Simmer 40 minutes.
 
 To this mixture add the navy beans, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, oregano, basil an
 d salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add macaroni. Cook 10 min
 utes or until macaroni is almost tender. Chill quickly; freeze. To serve, defro
 st completely, heat if necessary to remove from container. Heat slowly until di
 ssolved; adjust seasonings.
 
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