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Minestrone Soup

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Ingredients
  Onion 1 Large, sliced
  Streaky bacon 150 Gram, diced
  Celery stick 4 , chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Carrots 2 , diced
  Potatoes 2 , diced
  Beef stock 300 Milliliter
  Tomato puree 25 Gram
  Canned haricot beans 400 Gram, drained (1 Can)
  Bay leaf 1
  Thyme leaves 1 Teaspoon (Picked Ones)
  Parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (A Handful)
  Canned chopped tomatoes 400 Gram (1 Can)
  Spaghetti 100 Gram, broken into smaller strands
For the croutons
  Stale crusty bread slice 12 (1 Loaf Cut Into 4 X 2 Cm Thick Slices)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Mozzarella 200 Gram, torn up roughly
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat grill to high.

MAKING
2. Take a large pan, add onion, garlic, celery, carrots and bacon and fry for about 2 min.
3. Mix potatoes and cook for 5 more min, mix in stock and allow the mixture to come to boil.
4. Add tomato puree and simmer for 45 min.
5. Mix in herbs, tomatoes, haricot beans and pasta and cook for 5 more min to allow pasta to turn soft.
6. Season with freshly ground black pepper in generous amounts.
7. Grill bread slices drizzled mildly with olive oil.
8. Take off and top with mozzarella cheese, palace back in the hot grill for 3 to 4 min to bubble.

SERVING
9. Spoon soup onto warm soup bowls, top with crouton and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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