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new york fire station pasta e fagioli

Recipe by
Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne
Calais, ME

I think firemen are some of the best cooks. This recipe feeds 10 to 12 big appetites, but portions can be frozen for when you want a nice portion of comfort. I'm an empty-nester, am originally from New York State and will always looks for great comfort food from our wonderful friends the Firemen, who many times have to leave THEIR comfort food when they're called to duty. A big thanks to them.

yield 10 -12
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For new york fire station pasta e fagioli

  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 c
    olive oil
  • 5
    onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 can
    cannellini beans (19-oz ea.)
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • dried oregano, basil, and parsley, to taste
  • hot pepper sauce, to taste
  • 8 c
    canned chicken broth
  • 1
    head cabbage
  • 1
    head escarole, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 can
    red kidney beans, undrained (i use pinto beans instead)
  • 1 can
    chickpeas, undrained
  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni or small shell pasta (i use less & only use the amount i want in smaller portion sizes that were frozen)
  • grated parmesan cheese

How To Make new york fire station pasta e fagioli

  • 1
    In a large pot, brown the garlic in the olive oil. When the garlic is browned, add the onions, 1 can of the cannellini beans, salt and pepper, oregano, basil, arsle, and a little hot sauce. Saute over low-medium heat approximately 10 minutes.
  • 2
    In separate pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Have the cabbage & escarole cut up into bite-sized pieces and put them in the pot with the onions and beans.
  • 3
    Immediately pour in the boiling chicken broth. Cover until the cabbage and escarole shrink down into the liquid. Simmer on low-medium heat for approximately 45 minutes.
  • 4
    Add the remaining beans with their liquid, and cook approximately another 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Cook the pasta & add to the pot with the beans & vegetables. Serve with grated cheese and hot sauce, if desired.

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