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Zesty Minestrone Soup

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Ingredients
  Water 5 Cup (80 tbs), hot
  Beef shanks/Stew meat 1 Pound
  Small onion 1 , diced
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Carrots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
  Canned tomatoes 1 Pound (1 Can)
  Spaghetti 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), broken into 1-inch pieces (Uncooked)
  Zucchini 2 Medium, sliced (3 To 4 Inches Long)
  Canned kidney beans 16 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Cabbage 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan cheese/Grated romano cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) Take a 4-quart casserole and put meat in it.
2) Pour over water and then stir in onion, pepper and basil.
3) Cook the mixture, covered for 25 minutes on High until meat is soft, turning meat at least once during cooking time.
4) Debone the meat and then chop them into small pieces.
5) Add meat back to soup broth together with carrots and tomatoes.
6) Cook it, covered for 8 minutes on High.
7) Mix in spaghetti, zucchini, beans, cabbage and salt and then again cover and cook the mixture for another 10 minutes on High, stirring once.
8) Keep aside, covered for several minutes.

SERVING
9) Top with cheese and serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
43 Minutes
Ready In: 
53 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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