Minestrone – The Big Soup

In a soup pot:

Saute 1 chopped onion

2 chopped carrots

2 cloves minced garlic

2 med sized cubed potatoes

Handful of cut green beans

Saute for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add:

1 can of crushed fire-roasted Muir Glen Tomatoes

1 can of kidney beans

2 vegetable bouillon cubes and 2 quarts of water

Simmer at low boil for 45 minutes.

Add more liquid if necessary, check seasoning (S & P)

Add 1 cup of dry rice pasta or spelt pasta,

and 1/2# of ground buffalo in small pieces

Let simmer again another 10 minutes, check seasoning and serve w/ a little grated cheese.