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Great Northern Minestrone

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Idaho Great Northern Beans
  • -- rinsed
  • Water
  • 1/2 c Chopped onion
  • 1 ts Minced garlic
  • 1 tb Dry basil
  • 1 ts Dry oregano
  • 1 ts Salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Leftover ham or beef bones
  • 16 oz Tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 c Thinly sliced vegetable
  • --(carrots, zucchini,
  • --celery, cabbage)
  • 1/2 c Small macaroni
  • 1/4 c Chopped parsley
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


Add beans to 3 cups boiling water; boil for 2 minutes. Cover and let
stand 1 to 4 hours. Drain and rinse well. Place beans in kettle. Add 6
cups water, onion, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and ham or beef
bones. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are
almost tender. Add tomatoes, vegetables, macaroni and parsley, breaking
up tomatoes. Cover and simmer 1/2 hour longer or until ingredients are
done. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. Adjust
seasonings. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese. Makes 2 to 2-1/2 quarts.

Copyright IDAHO BEAN COMMISSION P.O.Box 9433...Boise, Idaho 83707
<Electronic format by Karen Mintzias>

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