The best thing about Minestrone is you can substitute any of the ingredients for what you have in the cupboard.
1 packet bacon chopped
2 leeks sliced
1 large onion peeled and sliced
3 stalks celery chopped
5 carrots peeled and diced
4 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
2 potatoes peeled and diced
410g tin baked beans
410g tin chopped tomatoes
1 litre vegetable stock
- In a large pot, fry the bacon and then add the leeks, onions, celery, carrots, garlic and potatoes, beans, tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil.
- Break the spaghetti into the pot in small bits and simmer for 45 minutes.
Serve with croutons.
Submitted by: Mandy Frielinghaus, Mauritius