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Rachel's Pasta Fagioli With Olio Nuovo - Hold The Pasta

 
 
Rachel's Pasta Fagioli With Olio Nuovo - Hold The Pasta
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pound Great White Northern Beans, rinsed and picked over
  • 1 medium celery rib, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large shallots, diced 
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 pound smoked bacon diced 
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 5 quarts chicken broth or stock, vegetable stock, or cold water
  • 1 - 2" sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste (at least 1 tablespoon recommended if not using stock)
  • 1/2 cup Robust Olio Nuovo such as Coratina/Frantoio, or Empeltre
DIRECTIONS

Combine all the ingredients except for the olive oil in a large slow cooker.  Set the cooker to high for 6 hours.  Once the beans are tender, taste and adjust seasoning. Drain the beans with a slotted spoon and serve slathered in Olio Nuovo with crusty bread.