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Forgotten Minestrone




  1. In a slow cooker, combine beef, water, tomatoes, bouillon, onion, parsley, salt (if desired), thyme and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Add zucchini, cabbage, beans and macaroni.
  4. Cook on HIGH, covered, 30 to 45 minutes more, or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Sprinkle individual servings with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Yield: 8 servings

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (without added salt and Parmesan cheese) equals 2 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch, 1 meat

246 calories, 453mg sodium, 33mg cholesterol, 30gm carbohydrate, 19gm protein, 6gm fat

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