Bean Counter Chowder

Don’t wor­ry; you’ll have more than three beans.

  • Ingre­di­ents:
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves gar­lic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. veg­etable oil
  • 1 medi­um toma­to, chopped and seed­ed
  • 2 cans chick­en broth (14 12 oz. each)
  • 1 34 cups water
  • 12 tsp. each:
    • Basil
    • Oregano
    • Cel­ery seed
  • 14 tsp. pep­per
  • 3 cans (15 14 oz. each) great north­ern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow mac­a­roni
  • 1 tbsp. minced pars­ley

In a large saucepan, sautée onion and gar­lic in oil until ten­der. Add toma­toes; sim­mer for 5 min­utes.

Add the broth, water, and sea­son­ings. Bring to a boil; cook for 5 min­utes.

Add beans and mac­a­roni, return to a boil. Reduce heat and sim­mer, uncov­ered, for 15 min­utes or until mac­a­roni is ten­der. Sprin­kle with pars­ley.