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Minestrone, Vegetable III (D)
Source: Robbie's Recipes
Serves: 4

1 cup minced onion
1 cup minced celery
1 cup minced carrot
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 48-ounce can tomato juice
6 cups water
1/2 cup garbanzo beans
1/2 cup kidney beans
1/2 cup whole dried peas
1/2 cup white pea beans
3/4 cup carrots, sliced
3/4 cup onion, chopped
3/4 cup celery, sliced
3/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup rice or barley
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
2 tsp. soy sauce
Black pepper, to taste
1 cup shell macaroni, uncooked
Parmesan cheese, for topping

In a large pot, sauté onion, celery, and carrot in butter until browned.

Add tomato juice, water, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, dried peas, and white pea beans. Bring to a boil.

Simmer over low heat for 2 to 2-1/2 hours, until everything is tender. Add remaining ingredients, except cheese and pepper. Simmer for 40 minutes.

Season with pepper. Add the macaroni, and simmer for 20 minutes. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Poster's Notes:
Serve with warm crusty, home made bread.

Posted by Maxine Wolfson

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A