Swiss Minestrone

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Nov. 10, 2011

Ingredients

Beef shanks 1 1/2 Pound
Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
Potatoes 4 Medium , diced
Carrots 5 , sliced
Celery stalks 3 , sliced
Cubed pumpkin 1 Cup (16 tbs) (If Available)
Onion 1 , chopped
Scallions 2 , sliced
Cabbage 1/2 Pound , shredded
Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
Salt 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Frozen green beans 10 Ounce , Defrosted (1 Package)
Rosemary 1/4 Teaspoon
Sage 1/4 Teaspoon
Parsley 1 Tablespoon , chopped

Directions

GETTING READY

1) In a non-stick pan, heat oil and brown the beef.

2) Transfer the meat in a slow cooker.

3) Pour off the excess fat from the pan.

MAKING

4) In the same non-stick pan, pour in ½ cup of water and boil, stirring continuously to scrape the browned bits.

5) Pour the bits over the meat along with the remaining water, potatoes, carrots, celery, pumpkin, onion, scallions, cabbage, tomato sauce, and salt.

6) Put the lid on and simmer for 8 hours.

7) Take the meat out of the soup and cut the meat into cubes.

FINALIZING

8) Return the meat to the soup along with rice, beans, rosemary and sage.

9) Raise the heat, put the lid and allow to cook for 10 minutes.

SERVING

10) Serve hot in a soup bowl sprinkled with parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 455Calories from Fat 150

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 627 mg26.13%

Total Carbohydrates 48 g16%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 29 g58%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet