Rocky's Minestrone soup

1
Sandra Means

By
@Glimmergirl

We got this from a dear friends husband. I was glad and honored that they shared it with me. It's really a terrific soup and you can make it never ending. Just keep adding to it as it goes down. :)

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Comments:
Serves:
Makes 12 Quarts
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 6 slice
    bacon or pancetta
  • 1 1/2 c
    diced ham or procsciutto
  • 6 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1/2 lb
    sliced mushrooms
  • 3 medium
    onions, sliced
  • 4 stalk(s)
    celery, sliced
  • 4 large
    carrots, grated
  • 4 medium
    potatoes,diced
  • 1 lb
    or 2 cups thinly sliced beans
  • 4 Tbsp
    better than bouillon (beef)
  • 2 can(s)
    16oz cans diced tomatoes,or 4 1/2 cups peeled,chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2
    head savoy cabbage
  • 1 bunch
    spinach or swiss chard chopped
  • 4 medium
    diced zucchini
  • 2 can(s)
    cannellini beans
  • 1 c
    white wine or sherry
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh basil or 1 tbls of pesto
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasons
  • 5 dash(es)
    tapatio
  • ·
    water, if needed to fill 12 quart pot. i usually don't have room left in the pot.

How to Make Rocky's Minestrone soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Over medium heat, saute bacon till crisp. Then add the next eight ingredients in order, stirring till vegetables are lightly browned, about 20 mins.
  2. Add the next 6 ingredients, including the tomatoes with their liquid. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to brake up the tomatoes.
  3. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 40 minutes stirring occasionally, or till all vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the next 6 ingredients and cook 15 minutes.
  5. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

    Leftover soup an be stored in the refrigerator, but should be brought out and reheated after 3 days. After soup has been reheated, water and leftover meat and veggies can be added, making a never-ending soup. ENJOY

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About Rocky's Minestrone soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy



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