This recipe was from a 1998 Bon Appetit. However, the recipe actually called for 1 C chicken broth instead of 1/2 C. I think it's delicious. However, I did make a few changes based on what I had. I used chicken andouille (sp?) sausages. I used chopped kale instead of escarole. I used a whole can of chicken broth. I salted at the very end so as not to toughen the beans. This does make a lot and I froze in small batches.
Very tasty but much to dry. I added about 3 more cans of chicken stock and made a heavy soup out of it. (a lot of soup..)