Pasta E Fagioli

Ingredients

How to Prepare

   Cannellini beans (1 lb. – diced)

   White wine

   Parsley (1/4 cup – chopped – fresh)

   Garlic (4 gloves – diced)

   Vito & Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

   Chicken stock (6 cups)

   Ditalini (1 lb.)

   Breadcrumbs (½ cup)

   Yellow onion (large) (½ – diced)

   Pancetta (½ lb.)

   Tomatoes (1 cup – pureed – fresh)

   Salt (to taste)

   Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

   Water (6 cups)

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steps:
  1.  In a large pot, pour the 6 cups of water and 1 pound of cannellini beans to a boil. 
  2. Boil for 5 – 10 minutes at a rapid boil. 
  3. Reduce to a simmer and let the beans simmer for about an hour until they are tender. 
  4. When the beans are tender, remove them from the water
    1. Set aside, but do not discard the water! 
  5. Add 6 cups of chicken stock to the bean water and turn to a medium- high heat.
  6. In a separate saucepan, add 1/3 of a cup of Vito & & Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil and turn to a medium-high heat. 
  7. Add pancetta and onions to the saucepan and cook for 5 – 8 minutes.
  8.  After 5 – 8 minutes, add the garlic and cook until the pancetta is browned and the onions are translucent. 
  9. Add ½ a cup of white wine to the pancetta, onions and garlic. a. Deglaze the pan using the white wine. 
  10. Add tomato puree and cook down for 1 – 3 minutes. 
  11. Add the beans to the tomato and onion mixture and stir. a. Followed by the cheese and then stir. 
  12. Continue to cook down stirring intermittently. 
  13. Add salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. 
  14. In the pot with the chicken stock and bean water, add 1 teaspoon of salt and the pasta. 
  15. Bring to a rapid boil.
    1. Boil for 5 – 10 minutes.
    2. Turn off the heat. 
  16. Drain the pasta, but do not discard the liquid that pasta was cooked in.
  17.  Once the pasta is cooked, add pasta to the saucepan with the onions, garlic and tomato puree. Stir. 
  18. Add the liquid from the pasta pot to the beans, onion, garlic, pasta and tomato mixture. Stir. 
  19. Add the breadcrumbs. Stir. 
  20. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 – 5 minutes until it just begins to thicken. 
  21. Serve with your favorite garlic bread and garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy!