Friday, November 2, 2012

My Minestrone Soup

My Minestrone Soup is packed full of
meat, beans and veggies All  mixed
together make it a party for your mouth.
You can make this in your slow cooker OR
if you want to eat it right away, 
you can make it on your stove top.

Lark's Minestrone Soup
1 lb. Lean ground Beef or Ground Turkey
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1 White Onion~diced
2 Celery Rib's~ diced
2 Carrots~ peeled/shredded
1 tsp. Garlic~ minced
1 (14oz.) Fat Free Chicken Broth
2 (14oz.) Fat Free Beef Broth
2 C. Marinara Sauce
2(15oz.) Great Northern Beans~ drained
1 TBSP. Italian Seasoning
2 Bay leaves
1(12oz.) Pasta~cooked to al dente

In a large skillet brown the meat along with
 the seasoning until no longer pink.
Drain off any grease, then place into
 your slow cooker or stock pot.
Saute your onion, garlic, celery and carrot's 
together until fork tender.
Add those to the meat in your pot.
Add all the remaining ingredients* 
into your slow cooker/stock pot.
Stir to blend. If you are cooking it on the
stove top, you will simmer it for 20 minutes.
*If you choose to use your slow cooker,
leave out the pasta until the last 20 minutes of cooking time.
Place on Low heat for 2 hours.
Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
*( You can also substitute shredded chicken/turkey
instead of the ground beef/turkey. This is a great way to
use up some of that left over turkey from Thanksgiving) 
Slurping Soup Good!


Concetta said...

Hello Dear Friend!
I am makin this delicious soup tonight for my family - yum!
Thank you for posting such a delicious recipe!
Love you!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

This soup looks fantastic. Cannot wait to make this recipe.

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