Main-Dish Minestrone

Recipe by bert2421
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In large heavy saucepan, heat oil and butter.
  • Add sausage; brown lightly.
  • Add onion, garlic, celery, carrot and green pepper; cook until softened but not browned.
  • Stir in parsley, basil, thyme, bay leaf and a little salt& pepper.
  • Stir in tomatoes and stock.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add cabbage, beans and macaroni.
  • Cover and simmer about 30 minutes.
  • If too thick, dilute with water to desired consistency.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • A nice variation on this soup is to add ground beef instead of sausage, and beef stock instead of chicken stock.
  • Add 3/4 cup dried lentils and 1/4 cup barley instead of macaroni and kidney beans.
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