iris' hearty minestrone recipe: (for 5qt casserole)
  • 15oz garbanzo beans
  • 15oz red kidney beans
  • 15-16oz tomato sauce
  • 28oz crushed tomato (can be substituted with diced tomato) with basil
  • 28oz water or chicken stock
  • 8oz elbow or salad macaroni (can be any small cut pasta), cooked al-dente
  • 1pc bouillon cube (if not using chicken stock)
  • 1-2pcs zucchini
  • 1pc med yellow onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4pcs Italian sausage, chopped
  • 4 stalks/rib celery
  • 3-4pcs carrots, cubed in small pcs
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 tbsp butter (used after the soup is cooked for a nice glaze)
Saute' a little amount of onion (leave some for later), garlic, celery, carrots & sausage.  Add just a little of oregano and Italian seasoning.  Add sauces and other liquids.  Add all other ingredients/seasonings.  Let it simmer on high heat without lid until a thicker consistency is achieved.  Add zucchini ad continue simmering until it's just tender.  Stir in butter just before turning off the stove.  Add a dash of parmesan upon serving.
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2 Responses
  1. Yummy food with a nice mobile snap... :-)

  2. Thristhan Says:

    Looks healthy and tasty too :)

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