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Italian Minestrone

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Ingredients
  Italian sweet sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Hot italian sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onions 3 Large, diced
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely minced
  Carrots 1 Bunch (100 gm), diced
  Basil 2 Teaspoon
  Zucchini 3 Medium, sliced
  Canned italian style tomatoes 28 Ounce (Including Liquid, 1 Can)
  Beef bouillon 1 Can (10 oz)
  Cabbage head 1 Small, finely shredded
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Canned white kidney beans 16 Ounce (Including Liquid, 1 Can)
  Canned red kidney beans 16 Ounce (Including Liquid, 1 Can)
  Rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), freshly grated (For Garnish)
  Fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped (For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large stockpot, heat olive oil and brown and scramble both sausages.
2) Stir in the onions, garlic, carrots, and basil in the sausage mixture cook 5 minutes.
3) Mix in zucchini, tomatoes (with liquid), bouillon, cabbage, salt, and pepper.
4) Allow the sausage mixture to boil.
5) Reduce the heat, put the lid on, and simmer for 1 hour.
6) Add beans (with liquid) and rice.
7) Cook for 20 minutes or until the sausages are tender.
8) If the sausage mixture in too thick add more bouillon if desired.

SERVING
9) Serve Italian Minestrone hot in soup bowl, garnished with cheese and parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Sausage
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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