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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cannellini Bean Soup

Cannellini Bean Soup
Yield: 6 quarts
2 pounds dried cannellini beans
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces diced pancetta
2 cups diced onion
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced carrots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon crushed hot pepper
2 teaspoons minced rosemary
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups diced tomatoes
4 quarts chicken broth

Pick through the beans for any stones or debris and place in a bowl with enough hot tap water to cover them. Allow the beans to soak for 1 hour, drain them and discard the soaking liquid. Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed pot and saute the pancetta over medium/high heat until it begins to caramelize (approximately 5 minutes). Add the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic, saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the crushed hot pepper, rosemary, salt, and black pepper, saute 2 minutes. Add the beans, tomatoes, and broth, bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 1 - 1 1/2 hours, or until the beans are very tender. If too much liquid evaporates, add more broth or water as needed.



2 comments:

Tigger said...

yummy!
That looks so good.

Joe said...

Thanks Tigger. It is good...and easy to make.