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Make Your Own Minestrone

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Ingredients
  Garlic clove 1 Small, peeled
  Onion 1 Medium, quartered
  Parsley sprigs 3
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Instant beef bouillon granules 2 Tablespoon
  Potatoes 2 Medium, peeled, quartered
  Green beans 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 1 inch pieces (2 Cups)
  Tomatoes 4 Medium, peeled, quartered
  Celery stalks 2 Medium, each cut crosswise in thirds
  Carrots 2 Medium, peeled, halved crosswise
  Canned kidney beans 20 Ounce, undrained (1 Can)
  Elbow macaroni/Other macaroni 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) In the dry bowl, position the knife and through the food chute, drop the garlic while the processor is still running.
2) Add the onion and parsley and pulse till the ingredients have chopped finely.
3) Heat the oil over medium heat in an 8-quart pot and add the onion mixture. Saute till the ingredients are tender.
4) Add the bouillon and water.
5) In the bowl, position the knife and add the potatoes. Pulse to chop them coarsely and then add to the soup.
6) Repeat the procedure with the green beans and with the tomatoes as well.
7) In the bowl, position the disc with the slicing side up. Slice the carrots and celery and add these to the soup as well.
8) Cover the soup and gently cook it over medium-low heat for about 45 minutes.
9) Add the macaroni and beans and boil till the macaroni is soft. This takes about 15 minutes.

SERVING
10) Serve hot after topping with grated Parmesan cheese if preferred.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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