Friday, January 16, 2009

Minestrone Soup

3 T butter
4 minced garlic cloves
½ c sliced onion
½ c diced celery
½ c diced green bell pepper
½ c diced carrots
½ diced zucchini
1 can drained and washed kidney beans

Heat butter in large pan. Add above ingredients and sauté about 10 minutes.
Add 1 can Italian style diced tomatoes and sauté another 5 min.

3 c chicken broth
3 c beef broth
2 c cooked, diced chicken

2 t Worcestershire
2 t Italian seasoning
1 t salt
2 c cooked pasta
1 c cooked barley

Add all ingredients together (except pasta and barley) and simmer in low heat for several hours until vegetables are tender. Right before serving, add pasta and barley. Top with fresh parmesan cheese and/or asiago cheese.

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