Monday, June 15, 2009

Pasta Fagioli

OK, so I just saw this recipe and it looked delicious and I decided to try it. I do not claim any knowledge of Italian cooking. It is pretty yummy though, and jam packed with a ton of shit thats bad for you. Italian sausage, pepperoni, meatballs. It also has tons of stuff thats good for you. onion, garlic, peppers, fresh basil and oregano, and pasta and beans. Pretty hearty pot of goodness. Probably better suited for a winter day, not a 90 F day in the middle of the summer. Oh well. I'm sweating my ass off over a hot stove today. At least the end result is worth the work.


1 large onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
3 peppers (red, yellow, orange)
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
6 oz package pepperonis cut into quarters
2 tbsp oregano
2 tbsp basil
1 lb spicy Italian sausage
32 oz box of chicken stock
28 oz can of stewed tomatoes
28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
10-15 frozen meatballs
15 oz can white beans
15 oz can chickpeas
1 lb small pasta like macaroni or these piccolini mini whatever the hell they are called

Heat your dutch oven over medium high heat.
Chop your onion, garlic, and peppers add to pot

In another pan cook your sausages.

When they are done and cooled a little bit, slice them and add to the stew.

Cut your pepperoni into quarters and add to the pot.

If you have it use fresh basil and oregano. Chop and add to pot.

This is how you should look so far. Yummy. I know you've already been munching on the pepperoni and sausage.

Add the chicken stock and the tomatoes to the pot. Crush the stewed tomatoes with your hands.
Let simmer for 30 to 60 minutes

Before you eat drain and rinse both cans of beans and add to the soup.

Cook the pasta.
To serve, pour the soup over the pasta in a bowl.

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