Some people might think Minestrone is boring but I guarantee you that this version is anything but boring. It's just simply packed with flavor and if you'll follow along you'll be eating this wonderful Minestrone Soup in no time at all.
Can You Even Imagine How Wonderful It Tastes
And If You Follow Along, Its Really Easy To Make
Let Me Tell You I Just Ate A Bowl Of This Soup And It Was The Most Wonderful Thing That I Have Ever Tasted. I Love Beans. But The Taste Of This Minestrone Soup Is Just Wonderful.
You will want to start out by heating two tablespoons of olive oil in a large soup pot. In case you don't know Pancetta is Italian Bacon. You can use lean regular bacon if you can't find Pancetta.
Into That Olive Oil You Want To Put.
1. One Fourth Cup Pancetta Finely Diced.
2. One Large Onion Very Finely Diced.
3. Two Celery Ribs Very Finely Diced.
4. Two Tablespoons Fresh Minced Garlic.
5. One Leek Very Finely Minced.
6. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
7. One Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper.
This Is What Your Vegetables And Pancetta Will Look Like Diced Up Fine
Use A Rubber Spatula To Keep Your Veggies Stirred While They Are Cooking. Cook Them Until They Are Soft. You Don't Want Them To Brown But You Do Want Them To Get Soft. Keep Your Heat Down And Stir Often.
Now Add A Half Pound Of Coarsely Chopped Cabbage And Keep Cooking Stirring Often Until The Cabbage Is Cooked Soft.
Now You Will Want To Add A Fourteen And A Half Ounce Can Of Diced Tomatoes And Cook For At Least Seven Minutes More.
Now You'll Want To Add One Cup Of Dried Black Eyed Peas And Two Quarts Of Water
Also At This Time Add In One Tablespoon Fresh Chopped Thyme, One Tablespoon Of Fresh Chopped Parsley, And A Bay Leaf Or Two.
Now You'll Want To Cover Your Soup Pot And Simmer Until The Black Eyed Peas Are Tender Which Will Take About Thirty Minutes.
Cook Four Ounces Of Penne Pasta Until Soft But Not Over Cooked And Wash It Well Under Cold Running Water.
Now Add A Fifteen Ounce Can Of Red Kidney Beans And All Their Juices And The Cooked Pasta To The Soup Pot.
Also Add One Cup Fresh Finely Chopped Basil. And Now Stir Everything Up Well. Cook For About 10 Minutes
Now Ladle Your Soup Into Bowls And Serve With Grated Parmesan Cheese Sprinkled Over The Top Of The Bowls Of Minestrone Soup And Monte Cristo Sandwiches.
You Now Have A Meal Fit For A King.
And There Is What Your Finished Minestrone Soup Should Look Like Garnished With Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese And A Sprig Of Fresh Basil.
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