Great northern minestrone

Yield: 1 Recipe

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Idaho Great Northern Beans rinsed
Water
½ cup Chopped onion
1 teaspoon Minced garlic
1 tablespoon Dry basil
1 teaspoon Dry oregano
1 teaspoon Salt
Pepper, to taste
Leftover ham or beef bones
16 ounces Tomatoes, undrained
4 cups Thinly sliced vegetable (carrots, zucchini, celery, cabbage)
½ cup Small macaroni
¼ cup 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 ½ 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 2-½ quarts.

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