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Cuisine: Italian
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3/4 cup 177mlExtra-virgin olive oil - divided
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozRed onion - chopped 1/2" dice (medium)
2   Garlic cloves - peeled, sliced thin
1   Carrot - scraped, chopped (medium) into 1/4" half-moons
2   Celery ribs - chopped 1/4" pieces
2   Waxy potatoes - peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
3 cups 480g / 16ozWhite cannellini or brown borlotti beans - soaked, and cooked perfectly
4 cups 640g / 22ozReserved bean liquid
1 cup 237mlBasic tomato sauce - see * note
1   Swiss chard - chopped 1/2" ribbons
1   Kale - chopped 1/2" ribbons
1   Black cabbage - (cavolo nero), chopped 1/2" ribbons
4   Country bread - toasted
1/2 cup 118mlGrated parmigiano

Recipe Instructions

* Note: See the "Basic Tomato Sauce" recipe which is included in this collection.

In a large 8-quart pot, heat oil, onion and garlic together and cook until soft. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, 2 cups of beans, 4 cups of bean cooking liquid (or water) and Basic Tomato Sauce and bring to a boil. Lower heat, add chard, kale, black cabbage and simmer 1 1/2 hours until everything is soft. Add remaining beans and adjust seasoning. Allow to cool and rest overnight.

The following day, bring to a boil and serve in shallow bowls over toasted bread. Sprinkle with parmigiano tableside.

MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5726)


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