Classic Italian Minestrone Soup

There are many minestrone soup recipes; they all contain some type of vegetables and legumes. But you can also cook minestrone soup with meat and even add pasta at the end to really bulk out the dish. This version is slow-cooked and uses ham hock and tomatoes to flavour and thicken the soup. And it’s dead easy. Grab yourself a large pot, throw everything in, turn it on and walk away while it simmers quietly in the background. It’s cheap to make, while being an excellent winter warmer.