Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

AvatarCanning Homemade
This recipe is easy to prepare, and I know your family will thank you when you serve them
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 500 kcal


  • 1 center cut beef shin bone
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into bite size pieces, and one large one for the pot
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1/4 of a head of cabbage, shredded
  • 5 or 6 pc escarole leaves, torn 
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin 
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tspn. of basil
  • 1-8 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1 or 2 boneless skinless thighs per person 
  • 8 ozs. frozen peas
  • 1 large Stewart's shelled beans
  • 1 water to fill the large pot to 3/4s full (Enough water)
  • 1 tbsp Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Just cover the bottom of the pot with Olive oil.
  • Add the onion, and the garlic, saute for a couple of minutes until the onions are transparent.
  • Now add about a teaspoon of basil, and simmer for a couple more minutes.
  • Next add the shin bone, and brown on both sides.
  • Add the carrots, and potatoes.
  • Now add the tomato sauce, and then add the water.
  • After a half an hour add the celery.
  • Simmer the soup for about forty-five minutes, and then remove the shin bone.
  • Cut it into bite size pieces, and return it to the soup.
  • Mash the one large potato and return to the pot, and stir.
  • Add the cabbage, and soon after, add peas and cut green beans, if you'd like
  • Continue cooking for about another fifteen minutes. During last five minutes, add the can of Stewart's Shelled Beans. Serve.


  • If you prefer, you can omit the beef
  • If you'd like you can cook some small bows, and add to individual serving bowls.
  • This is one of those meals that actually thickens when it sits in the fridge overnight.
Keyword Soup