Rich Man's Poor Man's Soup

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READY IN: 47mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat half the oil in a large wide, pan.
  • Once hot (but not smoking) add the (optional) pancetta, followed a couple of minutes later by the onion, carrot, garlic, and parsley. Give it a good stir.
  • Put a lid on it and cook slowly for 20-30 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Tip half the beans in with the veggies and mash the other half with a potato masher before stirring them in too.
  • Pour in the tinned tomatoes and the stock, and chuck in any old rind of Parmesan (it's wise to keep these, as they are a great source of flavour).
  • When the soup has come to the boil, stir in the roughly chopped cabbage leaves and turn down to the lowest heat.
  • Season well, stir in the chunks of bread and put the lid back on the pan. Don't play with it too much, as you want nice chunks of bread.
  • After 10 minutes, turn off the heat, pour in another healthy glug of olive oil and let it sit with the lid on for a good 5 minutes before serving with yet more oil and some grated Parmesan.
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