Minestrone Soup II

    Minestrone Soup II

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    About this recipe: This is a wonderful minestrone soup that's filled with lots of vegetables. Feel free to add different vegetables or ingredients. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 4 slices smoked bacon
    • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 180g minced beef
    • 1 cup minced celery
    • 1 cup cubed carrots
    • 2 cups tomato puree
    • 2 (400g) cans stewed tomatoes
    • 1 (450ml) can beef broth
    • 1 (375ml) can condensed French onion soup
    • 5 cups (1.25litre) water
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) red wine
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried Italian basil
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 cup chopped zucchini
    • 2 cups spinach, rinsed and sliced
    • 1 cup uncooked spinach pasta
    • 1 (400g) can chickpeas, drained
    • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

    Directions
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a large stock pot, cook bacon and drain off fat. Add onion, garlic, and beef. When onions are translucent, add celery, carrot, pureed tomatoes, whole tomatoes, broth, condensed soup, water, wine, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes.
    2. Stir in zucchini, spinach, pasta, chickpeas and parsley. Cook for 15 minutes and serve with fresh Parmesan cheese.

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