Italian Soup

Italian Soup created by gick561

Just something I threw together on a chilly evening using ingredients I had on hand. Not a true minestrone, but that was my inspiration. Served with a hearty bread it makes a complete meal.

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2hrs 5mins
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  • In a 5 or 6 quart dutch oven over medium heat, brown the sausage, breaking it up with a large spoon. After the meat starts to brown, add the red wine vinegar. (It will make the sausage easier to break into small pieces.).
  • Add the olive oil, onion, leek, and carrots, and cook over medium until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the dried herbs, zucchini and garlic, and cook for several more minutes. (The heat should be high enough that there is some browning on the bottom of the pan.).
  • Add the can of crushed tomatoes and cook for about five minutes.
  • Add the broth, beans, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Reduce heat and cook at a low simmer for at least one hour. Longer cooking will produce better flavor.
  • Raise the heat until the soup begins to bubble. Add the kale and pasta, and cook for 15-20 minutes until the pasta is soft.
  • For a thinner soup, add one cup additional broth or hot water during cooking.
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"Just something I threw together on a chilly evening using ingredients I had on hand. Not a true minestrone, but that was my inspiration. Served with a hearty bread it makes a complete meal."

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  1. gick561
    Italian Soup Created by gick561
  2. gick561
    I didn't follow the recipe completely as I was also just using what I had on hand, but it was pretty close and it turned out great. I hope you enjoy the photo of the soup that I made using this recipe as a guide.
  3. galponetta
    Just something I threw together on a chilly evening using ingredients I had on hand. Not a true minestrone, but that was my inspiration. Served with a hearty bread it makes a complete meal.
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