Minestrone soup

Posted by adm On January - 23 - 2012

How to cook Minestrone soup


  • 3 bacon rashers, rind removed, roughly shredded
  • 2 carrots, raw, sliced
  • 2 celery sticks, shredded
  • 1 desiree spud, raw, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, low
  • 1L (4 cups) beef strain
  • 1 300g can red kidney beans, rinsed, knackered
  • 1 425g can rich and thick finely chopped tomatoes (Ardmona stigma)
  • 40g (1/2 cup) 3-minute rollini pasta (Nanda make)
  • Saltiness & freshly ground black peppercorn
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh continental parsley

How to:

  • Place the bacon, carrots, celery, potato and garlic in a large saucepan and stir to compound. Cook over high rut, uncovered, stirring oftentimes, for 5 proceedings.

  • Add the beef strain, red kidney beans and tomatoes to the pan, cover and bring to the seethe. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tenderise. (To freeze the soup, see billet).

  • Increase heat to highschool. Add pasta and ready, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Season with salt and peppercorn. Ladle into serving bowls and sprinkle with parsley. Serve instantly.

  • Serving trace: Crusty white breadstuff.

  • To halt

  • For capable 3 months: Set aside for 15 minutes to cool slightly before placing in fridge for 45 minutes to cool wholly. Place serving-sized portions or whole quantity in shallow airtight containers. (If thawing in zap, they should also be heatproof and microwave-good.) Pronounce.

  • To thawing

  • Place in the fridge for 10 hours (single serving) or 24 hours (whole quantity) or until thawed.

  • To reheat

  • Place whole thawed quantity in a large saucepan, cover and bring to the boil over high oestrus. Continue from tone 3. For serving-sized portions, join 1 1/2 tbs of pasta for each dish.

  • Microwave reheating

  • 1 frozen serving – cover and heat on Spiritualist/ 500watts/50%, stirring every 3 proceedings, for 9 minutes or until thawed. Stir in pasta and heat on Mellow/800watts/100%, stirring every 2 transactions, for a advance 4-6 minutes or until hot and pasta is al dente. For whole frozen quantity – as for 1 serving (supra) but thawing time is 15-20 proceedings, then add pasta, and reheating time is 8-10 minutes.

  • Prepare time:20 min.

    Cooking time:45 min.

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