Minestrone

MinestroneIngredients

  • 4 ounces salt pork, chopped
  • 4 ounces olive oil
  • 2 pounds chopped onion
  • 1 pound chopped celery
  • 1 pound chopped carrots
  • 1 pound chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 pound cabbage, cut chiffonade
  • 6 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds fresh plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 gallons chicken stock
  • 8 ounces cooked chickpeas
  • 12 ounces cooked black eye peas
  • 12 ounces ditalini pasta, cooked and drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 1. Render salt pork in oil, being careful not to brown
2. Add onions, garlic, carrots, peppers and cabbage; cook until onions are translucent
3. Add tomatoes and stock
4. Simmer until vegetables are tender
5. Add chickpeas, black-eyed peas, and ditalini, simmering until tender
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

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