Old Fashioned Minestroni Soup

Old Fashioned Minestroni Soup

Old Fashioned Minestroni Soup

This good old fashioned Minestroni is a perfect way to warm up the house on cold winter days!  Start the soup first thing in the morning and enjoy in

front of the fire that evening.


Preparation time:  7.5 hrs.

Bake time:  7 hrs. (simmering)



3 quarts water                          2 lbs. soup bones (ask butcher to crack them)                1 lb. salt pork, diced

1 cup soup mix (contains lentils, peas, barley and pastas)   1 cup potatoes, diced          1/2 cup carrots, diced

1/2 cup celery, diced                1 cup dried bean mixture                                                  1/4 head cabbage, shredded

1 yellow onion, sliced thin        1 leak, shredded                                                               3 Tbls. parsley

3 cloves garlic, minced            1/2 tsp. each – basil, oregano & Italian seasoning            1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp pepper                          2 cups beef broth (make strong)                                       1/2 can tomato paste

1 loaf sourdough bread



Add water to a large pot.  Add soup bones, salt pork, onions and garlic.  Bring to a boil.  Simmer for about 4 hours.

Remove bones and fatty pieces and skim fat off the top.

Add dried beans and seasonings except the salt.  Simmer another 2 hours until beans are tender.

Add beef broth, vegetables, beef broth, salt and tomato paste.  Simmer 1 hr stirring occasionally.

Serve with sourdough bread!

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