Old Fashioned Minestrone

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Jan. 10, 2012

Ingredients

Onion 1 Large , chopped
Carrots 2 Large , chopped
Celery stalks 3 , chopped
Potatoes 2 Medium , peeled and chopped
Green beans 1 Ounce , cut into 1
Olive oil/Salad oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Water 1 Quart
Cabbage head 1/2 Small , shredded
Spinach 5 Ounce , coarsely shredded
Tomatoes 6 Medium , peeled
Zucchini 2 Medium , chopped
Beef bouillon cubes 4
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Cooked white beans/Canned cannellini beans 16
Cooked red kidney beans/Canned red kidney beans 16
Grated parmesan cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Topping)

Directions

MAKING

1. Take a Dutch oven, heat oil and add onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, and green beans and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes by stirring at occasional intervals.

2. Stir in water, cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini, beef bouillon cubes, and salt and boil the mixture over high heat.

3. Crush the tomatoes, and cover the oven and cook over low heat for another 40 minutes by stirring at occasional intervals.

4. Add beans, and cook for another 15 minutes until the soup thickens.

SERVING

5. Serve the old fashioned minestrone with grated cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 80 Minutes
Ready In: 80 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3560Calories from Fat 1164

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 132 g203.1%

Saturated Fat 21 g105%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 6458 mg269.08%

Total Carbohydrates 470 g156.7%

Dietary Fiber 108 g432%

Sugars 83 g

Protein 154 g308%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet