Minestrone Lentil Soup


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Serves 16 | Prep Time 2 hours | Cook Time 1 1/2 hours

Why I Love This Recipe

My Grandmother, who immigrated to America from Fano, Italy at the age of 16, gave me this recipe. She would make the soup on a cold winter day to warm up her grandchildren.

Submitted by: "Ken Lombardo"


Ingredients You'll Need

8 ounces of Lentils soaked for 1 hour in cold water
1 Tbs Olive Oil
3 Celery Stalks sliced in 1/4" pieces
3 Carrots sliced in 1/4 " pieces
1 Hand full of String Beans sliced in thirds
2 Cans of Pinto Beans rinsed
3 Strips of Bacon minced
1 Large Onion diced in 1/4" pieces
1 6 ounce can of Tomato Paste
1/2 cup of Peas
1/2 cup of Corn
3 Cloves of Garlic crushed/minced
Salt & Pepper to taste
1lb Ditalini macaroni cooked al Dante in separate pot of water


Directions

Put the Lentils in a bowl, cover with cold water and let soak for 1 hour.


Heat a large soup pot over medium heat.


Brown the Bacon in the oil.


Add the Onion and cook until soft.


Add the Garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant but not browned.


Add the Celery, Carrots, Tomatoe Paste & drained Lentils.


Add Salt & Pepper to taste.


Fill the pot 2/3 full of water to cover the vegetables.


Bring the soup up to a boil & simmer for 1 hour.


Add the Pinto Beans, Corn, Peas & String Beans.


Simmer for 1/2 hour more.


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.


Add the Ditalini.


Cook until "Al Dante".


Drain the pasta.


Serve the pasta in bowls with the soup and crusty bread & butter on the side.


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