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Meaty Minestrone

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Ingredients
  Beef shank crosscuts 3 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped to make 1/2 cup
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Canned cut green beans 16 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Canned garbanzo beans 15 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Canned tomatoes 8 Ounce, cut up (1 Can)
  Carrots 2 Medium, thinly sliced to make 1 cup
  Sliced polish sausage 4 Ounce
  Fine noodles 2 Ounce (1 1/4 Cups)
  Snipped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Crushed dried basil 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a saucepan, combine beef, onion, bay leaf, salt, pepper and water.
2. Cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or till meat is tender.
3. Remove beef; skim the fat from the broth.
4. When meat is cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; cut up meat and discard the bones and return the meat to the broth.
5. Add green beans, garbanzo beans, un-drained tomatoes, carrots, sausage, noodles, parsley, garlic, and basil to soup; cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or till vegetables and noodles are tender.
6. Remove bay leaf; season to taste.

SERVING
7. Arrange the meat and vegetables to a serving bowl and divide the broth among the soup bowls garnish with grated parmesan cheese.
8. Serve hot with garlic bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Stewed
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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