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Michigan Minestrone Soup

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 4 oz Dried Butter Beans
  • 2 oz Streaky Bacon, chopped
  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 1 md Onion, peeled and finely
  • -chopped
  • 1 Clove garlic, peeled and
  • -crushed
  • 2 Sticks celery, finely
  • -chopped
  • 1 lg Carrot, peeled and finely
  • -chopped
  • 1/4 sm Cabbage, shredded
  • 2 oz Pepperoni Salami, sliced
  • 14 oz Canned Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tb Tomato Puree
  • 20 fl Chicken Stock
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bayleaf, Majoram and Fresh
  • -Rosemary
  • Crusty bread to serve


Soak beans in cold water for 5 hours, or overnight. Drain, put in a
saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to the boil and boil for 10
minutes. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes, until just
tender. Drain and put to one side. Cook bacon in a large pan until crisp.
Add olive oil, onion, garlic, celery and carrot. Cook, gently, stirring
often, for 5 minutes. Add cabage and salami snf cook for 2 minutes. Put
tomatoes, puree, stock, seasoning, herbs and cooked beans into pan. Bring
to the boil, then simmer for 45 min until soft. Remove herbs. Serve with
crusty bread.

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