• Minestrone Soup

    Posted on January 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    2-3 tablespoons olive oil

    1 cup chopped sweet onion

    1 cup chopped carrots

    1 cup chopped celery (tops too)

    1 teaspoon chopped garlic

    1 slice turkey bacon, diced (optional)

    26 ounces  canned crushed tomatoes

    8 cups low sodium chicken broth

    19 ounces canned cannellini beans, rinsed and well drained

    ½ cup dry red wine


    Heat olive oil over medium heat in large heavy pot. Add the garlic and cook about one minute. Add the onion, carrots and celery and cook 2- 4 minutes. Add the bacon and continue to cook until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the canned tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer. Add the beans and wine and simmer for approximately 30 minutes.