I know it's Italian, but you've got to try my minestrone, Bravelute. The only ingredients that aren't AA or a G-Bomb is a zucchini and two cups of cooked pasta. You can make those optional ingredients....Here's the list:
1 and 1/2 onion, chopped
2 carrots, coined
4 cloves minced garlic
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 tsps. fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried)
26 oz. boxed chopped tomatoes (or equivalent fresh)
8 0z. mushrooms, sliced
1 zucchini, cut into half coins
1/8 wedge of red cabbage, sliced thin
1 bay leaf (optional)
a bit of salt (optional)
1 15 oz can canellini beans (or cook own, AND use whatever bean you please)
2 cups cooked small pasta (or not)
10 oz. fresh baby green spinach (or kale or other green leafy)
1/2 cup red wine
2 or 3 Tablespoons prepared pesto (or make your own - basil, parm, garlic, walnuts)
A long list but so easy...
Put oil in large pot and heat up. Add everything through the thyme. Let these soften somewhat. Then add to pot everything from tomatoes through black pepper. Let these cook about 10 minutes to soften. the add everything else, beans through pesto. Cook until pasta has plumped and softened.
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