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Italian Minestrone

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Ingredients
  Lean beef 1 Pound, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Celery stalks 1 , chopped
  Carrots 4 , cut into small bite-size sticks
  Turnip 2 , cubed
  Potato 1 Medium, cubed
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cabbage head 1⁄2 Small, finely shredded
  Macaroni 2 Ounce, cooked according to package directions and drained
  Cooked rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomatoes 3 , peeled, cut into small wedges
  Fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Parmesan cheese 3 Tablespoon, grated
Directions

MAKING
1) In a slow cooker, place together, beef, water, onions, celery, carrots, turnips, potato, garlic, and salt.
2) Put the lid on and simmer for 8 hours.
3) Raise the heat to high and add cabbage before last 20 minutes of cooking.
4) Stir in macaroni, rice and tomatoes before last 10 minutes and continue cooking on high heat.

SERVING
5) Serve hot in soup bowls, garnished with cheese and parsley or with pesto sauce if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Dish: 
Soup
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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