*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    PASTA WITH WHITE BEANS AND TOMATOES
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta                            Sauces
                 Low-cal                          Low-fat
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       tb           Olive oil
    2       md           Garlic cloves, chopped fine
    1       sm           Onion, chopped fine
    2       oz           Light-style ham, thinly
                         -sliced, cut into 1/4-by-
                         -1-inch strips
      1/4   c            Reduced chicken broth
    1       cn           Italian white beans (16 oz)
                         -(cannellini) rinsed & dried
    1       tb           Double-concentrate tomato
                         - paste
    1       tb           Fresh savory leaves, choppe
    1       tb           Fresh basil, shredded
    1       tb           Fresh Italian parsley,
                         - chopped
    2       ts           Sugar
    1       t            Dried oregano
                         Cooked Pasta
 
   In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the oil with the garlic, onion, and
   ham over moderate-to-high heat. When they begin to brown, after 3 to 5
   minutes, add the broth, stirring and scraping to deglaze. Then add the
   tomatoes, breaking them up with your hands, and stir in the remaining
   ingredients.
   Simmer the sauce until it is thick but still slightly liquid, about 15
   minutes. Spoon over cooked pasta (medium to wide strands, ribbons, tubes,
   or shapes).
   Note: to make reduced chicken broth, briskly boil 2 cups of broth until it
   reduces down to 1 cup (approx. 15 minutes).
  
 
 
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