Gary Scott’s Minestrone Soup

By Beth Anderson on March 30, 2016 at 10:18am

1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c chopped celery
1/3 c chopped onions
1/4 c diced green peppers
28 oz can tomatoes puree in blender

Brown ground beef…add rest of ingredients…simmer covered for ten minutes.

In a large pot, combine the following beef and tomatoes…1 can drained green beans, on can light red kidney beans…1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 T basil, t tsp oregano, 1 T sugar, 1 can beef broth…Simmer for 3/4 hours…add Manicotti (smaller tubular pasta)  Last 10 minutes.  Sprinkle top with fresh Parmesan and service with warm buttered Italian or french bread.