Grandma’s Favorite Soup (meat and vegetable soup)
This is a vegetable soup on which my brother and I grew up. It was loved even by my father who hated vegetables. It is a soup that my own children devoured even when a bite of a vegetable would make them gag. It is a vegetable soup base that is pureed and becomes a thick base for chunks of veal, beef and pastina.
it wasn’t until my first trip to Florence that I realized this was a fairly typical Tuscan preparation and is called Zuppa Passato. I hope you enjoy it as ha e three generations of my family.
- 1 lb carrots
- 1lb celery
- 1 lb onion
- 20 oz tomatoes, preferably San Mariano tomatoes DOP (that means they are certified San Marzano tomatoes)
- 1/2 lb green beans
- 2 lb beef bones
- 1lb chuck roast
- 1 lb veal breast or shoulder
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasonings
- 1tablespoon salt