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Recipe of the Week | Minestrone Soup

Watch as local gourmand Jillian Asack makes her meaty minestrone.

This week Jillian cooks her meaty minestrone soup. Minestrone soup is great hot off the stove and for the rest of the week!

It is often said that there is no set recipe for minestrone soup as it lends itself to interpretation and any ingredients on hand; this is Jillian's delicious take on the classic Italian staple! 

Ingredients for the soup: 

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef 

1 cup tomato paste

8 cups chicken broth

1 cup (elbow) pasta

1 teaspoon each dried or (fresh if available) oregano, basil, parsley

1 yellow onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cups northern white beans

1 1/2 cups chopped carrots 

1 1/2 cups green beans 

salt and pepper to taste 

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

MaryJane Asack February 17, 2011 at 09:56 PM
I just loved the recipe today on Patch ! Jillian did a great job with it and I can't wait to make the meaty minestrone soup ! Hope there are more to come !
Amy Thomas February 17, 2011 at 10:46 PM
love the video clip, hope to see more like this Jillian !
Rhonda Messia February 20, 2011 at 03:54 AM
Jillian, Great job :)~ I can't wait to make this!!
Alyssa Rawlins February 22, 2011 at 12:04 AM
This looks amazing. I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks, Jillian - looking forward to your next recipe!
Lisa Smith February 22, 2011 at 10:08 PM
Great Presentation Jillian - We look forward to more!!
Catrin Cronin March 18, 2011 at 01:57 AM
I have make this 3 times since watching you make the soup. It is the best that I have tasted since eating it in the North End of Boston. This is truly a meal fit for a king!!!!

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