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Minestrone with Red Kidney and Black Beans

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PREP TIME
minutes
20mins
COOK TIME
minutes
35-40 mins
NUMBER OF SERVINGS
persons
4-6
DIFFICULTY
difficult
Moderate

INGREDIENTS

2 tbs Olive Oil

2 Garlic cloves, crushed

2 Rashers bacon, trimmed and chopped

2 Onions, chopped

2 Stalks celery, diced

2 Carrots, diced

1 x Can of Delmaine Crushed Tomatoes

1 tsp Dried Italian herbs, such as oregano

2 ltrs beef stock

1 x Can of Delmaine Red Kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 x Can of Delmaine Black Beans, drained and rinsed

1 Zucchini, diced

½ cup chopped parsley

Parmesan cheese and Delmaine Pesto serve

1 cup Stelline or elbow

DIRECTIONS

Place oil, garlic, bacon and onion into a large pan. Cook over a medium heat until onion is soft. Add celery and carrot and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes, Italian herbs and stock. Bring to the boil, add pasta then reduced heat to low and simmer, partly covered, for 1 hour.

Stir in Red Kidney Beans, Black Beans, zucchini and parsley, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Serve topped with grated parmesan cheese and a spoonful of pesto.