Thursday, May 17, 2012

Burgundy Wine Pasta Fagioli Recipe

2 pounds of canned white beans  or 2 lbs cooked FRESH Homemade beans
1 can 16 oz  diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1  empty tomato paste can filled with Burgundy wine
16 ounces of chicken broth homemade or canned
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped celery hearts
3 cloves minced fresh garlic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
grating cheese
1 fresh basil leaf,  and 1 teaspoon parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder  and 1/2 teaspoon oregano
In a large saucepan add olive oil, garlic, cook around 2 minutes. Add celery hearts, tomato paste, tomatoes, wine, herbs and spices. Add chicken broth. Add the beans. Simmer around 25 to 30 minutes.

In the meantime cook pasta.
1 cup ditalini cooked
1 cup orzo cooked or any kind of small pasta (I always use two different kinds but you can use all ditalini if you want too.
Cook pasta in boiling water in a sauce pan. Drain and add to the pot of beans and sauce when cooked. Mix together. Serve with grating cheese.
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