Mama Kirk's Homemade Minestrone Soup
By Deborah J. from Salem Public School's, Salem, MA.
Healthy, flavorful meal in itself. Savory and comforting. This minestrone is a mixed vegetable soup made with northern beans and whole wheat macaroni. Cooked together, the marvelous minestrone is seasoned with a medley of dried herbs and spiced to make a hearty and filling meal.
Serving size: 8 oz
|From Saturated Fat||.39%|
|Ingredient||6 servings||50 servings|
|beans,northern,dry||11.5 oz||6.0 lbs|
|macaroni,whole wheat,dry||3.0 oz||1.6 lbs|
|carrots||.5 oz||4.17 oz|
|onions||.5 oz||4.17 oz|
|celery||.5 oz||4.17 oz|
|sweet green peppers||1.0 oz||8.33 oz|
|oil||.25 tsp||2.08 tsp|
|sweet yellow corn||1.0 oz||8.33 oz|
|green beans||1.0 oz||8.33 oz|
|italian seasoning||1.0 tsp||8.33 tsp|
|tomato puree WO/SALT||2.0 oz||12.0 C|
|chicken stock||6.25 C||6.5 qts|
|garlic powder||.25 tsp||2.08 tsp|
|onion powder||.125 tsp||1.0 tsp|
|pepper,black||.125 tsp||1.0 tsp|
Soak and cook dry northern beans. Reserve.
Cook and drain whole wheat macaroni. Reserve.
In a large Stock pot, saute
the carrots,onions, celery and green peppers in the vegetable oil for about 5 minutes.
Add the corn and the green beans, saute for 2 more minutes.
Add the chicken stock, tomato puree and seasonings. Bring to a simmer
Add the northern beans which have already have been soaked and cooked. Let the soup simmer for at least an hour. Hold at 140 degree F.
Before service, add the already cooked pasta. Serve hot in 8 ounce bowls.