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Minestrone

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 to 3 pounds beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced or sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans tomatoes
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 rutabaga
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 (16 ounce) can small garbanzo beans
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 3 teaspoons basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cup spaghetti
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (for topping)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker except spaghetti, zucchini, mixed vegetables and Parmesan cheese.
  2. Cover; cook on LOW 10 to 12 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. During last hour, remove meat from bones and add meat, zucchini, mixed vegetables and spaghetti to soup.
  4. Turn slow cooker to HIGH and cook one more hour.
  5. Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve with crusty French bread.





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