White Bean Recipes
2-3 16oz cans of white beans, half crushed (by hand or food processor) and half whole
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 thick cut bacon (more or less to taste)
4 sausages (any kind)
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon of sage
Salt and white pepper, to taste
2 cups chicken broth (carton or can)
Heat oil in a large, pan or pot over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add sausages and bacon. Cook until bacon fat is melted and bacon is becoming brown with crisp edges.
Move the meat to one side, and add onion. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until onions become opaque. Then add carrots, celery and garlic. Saute a 2-3 minutes more, and then add spices, sage and parsley. Stir the ingredients together, and add the chicken broth.
Once the broth is hot, add all the beans, mashed and whole. Cook uncovered over low heat for 30 minutes, until soup is reduced to the desired consistency.
Keep soup warm until ready to serve.