Plain.Recipes

Minestrone Soup

Source: www.cookbooks.com/Recipe-Details.aspx?id=470673

Ingredients

  1. 1 to 1 1/4 c. dried white beans
  2. 3 medium stalks celery, diced
  3. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 large onion, chopped
  5. 7 c. defatted chicken broth
  6. 1/2 c. red wine
  7. 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  8. 1 (16 oz.) can plum or other tomatoes
  9. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  10. 1 Tbsp. basil
  11. 1 Tbsp. oregano
  12. salt to taste (optional)
  13. 1 lb. fresh green beans, cut
  14. 3 medium carrots, diced
  15. 4 medium size red potatoes, diced (unpeeled)
  16. 1 1/2 c. cooked macaroni

Directions

  1. Soak white beans 4 to 6 hours in 1-quart water.
  2. Put beans and soaking liquid into stockpot.
  3. Add celery, garlic and onion. Bring to a boil and simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Add defatted chicken broth, red wine, olive oil, tomatoes, pepper, basil, oregano and salt.
  4. Heat to boiling.
  5. Add green beans, carrots and potatoes.
  6. Simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  7. Add macaroni.