upstate minestrone soup

★★★★★ 1
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By Jan Bose
from Grand Island, NE

I've never found anyone that didn't love it. Even when they hear the ingredients & think they won't like it, they finish every drop! Excellent for soup suppers or potluck, easily made on stove top or crock pot!

★★★★★ 1

Ingredients For upstate minestrone soup

  • 1 lb
    italian sweet sausage
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    onion, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic,finely minced
  • 1 c
    sliced carrots
  • 1 tsp
    crumbled basil
  • 2 sm
    zucchini,sliced
  • 1 can
    (1 lb size) italian pear tomatoes,chopped & undrained
  • 2 can
    (10-3/4-oz) beef bouillon or 3 beef bouillon cubes plus 1-1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 c
    finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 can
    (1 lb size) great northern beans,undrained
  • chopped fresh parsley

How To Make upstate minestrone soup

  • 1
    Slice sausage crosswise about 1/2 inch thick; brown in oil in deep sausepan or Dutch oven.
  • 2
    Add onion, garlic, carrots & basil; cook for 5 minutes. Add zucchini, tomatoes with liquid, bouillon, cabbage, salt & pepper.
  • 3
    Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat & simmer, covered for 1 hour. Add beans with liquid; cook another 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley. (Soup is even better the second day) Serves 8 (Does very well in crock pot. Brown sausage & add all ingredients to crock pot. Cook on low overnight)

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