• Smoky Tomato and Cannellini Bean Soup

    Ingredients

    Yield: 10 portions

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Smoked bacon, diced
      ¼ cup
    • Olive oil
      2 Tbsp.
    • Yellow onion, diced 1 ea
      1 ea.
    • Shallot, minced
      2 Tbsp.
    • Garlic, minced
      3 cloves
    • Fresh oregano, chopped
      2 Tbsp.
    • Smoked chipotle powder
      1 tsp.
    • Canned whole tomatoes
      28 oz.
    • Chicken stock
      2 cups
    • Cannellini beans, cooked
      3 cups
    • Marjoram, chopped
      2 Tbsp.
    • Kosher salt
      ½ tsp.
    • Fresh ground black pepper .
      ¼ tsp
    • Olive oil for garnish
      as needed
    • Parmesan, grated
      as needed

    Method

    1. In a large soup pot, add the bacon and olive oil and cook over medium heat until the bacon is slightly crispy and most the fat is rendered. Remove 2 T. of the fat and discard.
    2. Add the onions, shallots, and garlic and continue cooking for another 7-10 minutes or until the vegetables have just started to color.
    3. Lower the heat and add the chopped fresh oregano and chipotle powder and stir to combine; cook another 2 minutes.
    4. Add the fresh or canned tomatoes and the chicken stock and cook for 30 minutes over low heat. Add the cooked beans, marjoram, salt, and pepper and simmer for another 3 minutes.
    5. Serve drizzled with the olive oil and the grated parmesan.