Minestrone Soup

Course Main Dish, Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs beef shin bone
  • Salt & pepper
  • bay leaf
  • 1/8 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 C chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 C chopped celery with leaves
  • 1/2 C chopped carrot
  • 1/2 - 3/4 C pinto beans fresh
  • 3 T oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • spinach
  • 1/4 tsp basil opt
  • 1 C strained tomatoes
  • 4-5 C mashed potato flakes
  • 1 C broken macaroni pieces
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Scraping marrow out of 4 lbs beef shin bone, cracked, melt, brown 2 lbs of meat slowly.
  2. Add 3 qts water, remaining meat; bring to a boil. Remove scum from surface, then add: salt & pepper, bay leaf, marjoram, onion, 1/2 C chopped celery with leaves, carrot. Simmer, covered 4 hrs. Refrigerate.
  3. Soak 1/2 - 3/4 C pinto beans overnight in brown stock. Simmer in brown stock till tender, about 3 hours.
  4. Sauté 2 C celery in oil for 5 min. with garlic. Add remaining brown stock, spinach pieces, salt, pepper, optional basil, beans, strained tomatoes, mashed potato flakes; simmer 45 min. Add broken macaroni pieces. Simmer 15 min more.
  5. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
minestrone soup recipe
Minestrone Soup Recipe
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