Minestrone soup


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I made this recipe on our last outing and some wanted to get it from me, so here it is for any and all.

1 fennel bulb, diced
1 onion, diced
4 carrots, diced
2 potatoes, diced
3 zucchini, diced
1 small cabbage, cored and chopped

Saute all of the above in 1/2 C. olive oil in a large stock pot. Then add:

5 C. beef stock
5 C. water
35 oz. can crushed tomatoes
2 T. dried oregano
1 T. dried basil
@ 1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 C. cannellini beans
1 1/2 Lbs. Polish kielbassa, cut into bite sized chunks, fried and drained

Simmer for 1-2 hours.

Add 1 Lb. cheese tortellini and cook until pasta is done.

Serve topped with grated parmesan or fontina cheese.

This makes a LOT of soup but it freezes well.


Ed Call

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Bitterroot, that soup was utterly amazing. When the chill hit the air as the sun slipped behind the ridge this soup was right on time and just fantastic. Now we need Alex to post his Hungarian Stew recepie so I can try that one too.


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Thanks for the compliment Mumbles....next time I won't have it so scorching hot!

Mark, Alex's stew was great, and it did have very hot Hungarian paprika in it.