Great Northern Minestrone

Great Northern Minestrone Category Beans and Grains 
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Ingredients And Procedures

1 c Idaho Great Northern Beans

-- rinsed Water 1/2 c Chopped onion

1 t Minced garlic

1 tb Dry basil

1 t Dry oregano

1 t Salt

Pepper, to taste Leftover ham or beef bones 16 oz Tomatoes, undrained

4 c Thinly sliced vegetable

--(carrots, zucchini, --celery, cabbage) 1/2 c Small macaroni

1/4 c Chopped parsley

Grated Parmesan cheese

Add beans to 3 cups boiling water; boil for 2 minutes. Cover and let stand 1 to 4 hours. Drain and rinse well. Place beans in kettle. Add 6 cups water, onion, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and ham or beef bones. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are almost tender. Add tomatoes, vegetables, macaroni and parsley, breaking up tomatoes. Cover and simmer 1/2 hour longer or until ingredients are done. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. Adjust seasonings. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese. Makes 2 to 2-1/2 quarts. Copyright IDAHO BEAN COMMISSION P.O.Box 9433...Boise, Idaho 83707 <Electronic format by Karen Mintzias>

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