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Salt Pork Minestrone

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  White beans 1⁄2 Pound (Soaked In Water Overnight)
  Salted water 3 Quart
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Salt pork 1⁄8 Pound, cut in small
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Leek 1 , diced and washed
  Chopped parsley 1 Teaspoon
  Basil 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 3 , peeled, seeded and chopped
  Celery stalks 3 , chopped
  Carrots 2 , sliced
  Potatoes 2 , diced
  Turnip 1 Small, peeled and sliced
  Cabbage 1⁄4 Small, shredded
  Zucchini 2 , diced
  Water 1 1⁄2 Quart
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Elbow macaroni/Ditali 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 6 Tablespoon

1. Drain the beans and boil them in the salted water about one hour, or until tender. Drain.
2. Place the olive oil in a large kettle and add the salt pork, garlic, onion, leek, parsley and basil. Brown lightly. Add the tomato paste thinned with a little water and cook five minutes. Add the tomatoes, celery, carrots, potatoes, turnip, cabbage, zucchini, water, salt and pepper and cook slowly forty five minutes to one hour. Add the beans.
3. Add the elbow macaroni and cook ten minutes, or until tender. Correct the seasonings and pour into heated bowls.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3100 Calories from Fat 749

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 84 g129.2%

Saturated Fat 34.1 g170.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 128 mg42.7%

Sodium 5870 mg244.6%

Total Carbohydrates 476 g158.5%

Dietary Fiber 72.8 g291.4%

Sugars 129.3 g

Protein 131 g261.8%

Vitamin A 617.2% Vitamin C 494.3%

Calcium 234.2% Iron 229%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Salt Pork Minestrone Recipe