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                               PASTA FAGIOLI
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/stews                      Italian
                 Beans                            Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Great Northern Beans (picked
                         -over)
      1/3   lb           Pinto Beans (also picked
                         -over)
    5       qt           Water
    1       sm           Can tomato paste
    1 1/2   tb           Salt
    1       t            Basil (a little more won't
                         -hurt)
    1       t            Oregano (a little more won't
                         -hurt)
    2 1/2   tb           Granulated garlic or 1 - 1
                         -1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
    1                    Stalk celery cut into 3
                         -pieces - discard later
    1       c            Olive oil (Bertoli works
                         -very well)
    6                    Carrots (grated)
 
   (optional) 2/3 lb smoked picnic ham or 1 smoked ham
   hock
   
   Cook beans in water for 15 minutes (boil hard until
   beans sink). Add in the rest of the ingredients.  Keep
   slowly rolling boil until beans are done. (Not too
   soft).  If soup is too thick add a little more water.
   Cook 1/2 lb. of small shell macaroni (al dente). Drain
   well, add to soup when serving.  Soup should be 30%
   macaroni - 70% soup. When serving add parmesan cheese,
   pepper to taste.
   
   FREEZES VERY WELL.
  
 
 
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