- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1.5 cups onions, chopped
- 1.5 cups carrots, chopped
- 1/5 cups celery, chopped
- 3 tbsp garlic (minced)
- 3 cups water
- 3 cans beef broth
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- about 14oz various beans, barley, dried peas, veggies, etc. (I just use the 19-variety bag of dried beans from the grocery store)
- bowtie pasta (your call how much you use)
- grated parmesan cheese
In a large stock pan, heat oil and saute vegetables and garlic.
Add water, broth, beans, tomatoes and spices. Add any herbs now (I think I used parsley, oregano and a bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
Then just reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 2.5 to 3 hours or until the beans are tender, stirring frequently.
Add pasta, and simmer covered, until cooked through.
Salt & pepper to taste & top with grated parmesan cheese.
**I also added barley & 5oz of proscuitto**