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Minestra (Cabbage & Beans)

Minestra (Cabbage &  Beans) created by Barb G.

This recipe is one from childhood. My grandmother made it with Savoy cabbage. I make it with any green cabbage. My husband is a carrot lover and I will occasionally add a few to the mix. It's a nice flavor. I've also used purple cabbage for this and mixed it with cooked rice in the end to make a filling meal.

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  • Wash and cut cabbage head.
  • I usually quarter, then cut in half again.
  • Be sure core is removed and discarded.
  • In large pot, sautee garlic in hot olive oil until tender.
  • Add cabbage, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Immediately reduce to a simmer and cover.
  • After about 45 minutes, add beans, then re-cover pot.
  • Cook until everything is heated and tender throughout and all flavors have blended.
  • You can add hot pepper flakes when serving, if desired.
  • We also like to drizzle a bit of fine quality olive oil on the top of our bowls before eating.
  • Enjoy with good crusty bread and you have yourself a healthy meal!
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"This recipe is one from childhood. My grandmother made it with Savoy cabbage. I make it with any green cabbage. My husband is a carrot lover and I will occasionally add a few to the mix. It's a nice flavor. I've also used purple cabbage for this and mixed it with cooked rice in the end to make a filling meal."
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  1. Barb G.
    Minestra (Cabbage &  Beans) Created by Barb G.
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  2. Barb G.
    Minestra (Cabbage &  Beans) Created by Barb G.
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    Minestra (Cabbage &  Beans) Created by Barb G.
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  4. Barb G.
    A very good soup. I added some red cabbage and carrots for color,I used a good 2 cups of chicken broth.Added some Kielbasa for some meat, I belive this dish is very versaitle. Very good on a cold rainny eve. Thank you for posting the recipe.
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  5. mermaidmagic
    This recipe is one from childhood. My grandmother made it with Savoy cabbage. I make it with any green cabbage. My husband is a carrot lover and I will occasionally add a few to the mix. It's a nice flavor. I've also used purple cabbage for this and mixed it with cooked rice in the end to make a filling meal.
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