Three bean pasta

Last night I whipped up this delicious pasta dish that turned out really well! I keep forgetting that food looks gross under compact fluorescent lights, so please excuse the picture (Chris is the photographer, remember)!

The smoky farmer’s market sausage I used really adds a nice flavour to this dish. I know it isn’t easy to find, so a block of your favourite smoked salami, chopped into small chunks, or even fresh bacon, would do the trick.

Three bean pasta

Ingredients

  • olive oil (for frying)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup smoked salami (or farmer's market sausage, bacon, etc.)
  • 1 can mixed beans (such as kidney, chickpea, navy, etc.)
  • 1 jar crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions

Step 1
In a large saucepan, warm oil over medium heat.

Sauté the celery and carrot until tender. Add the garlic, smoked salami, can of beans (drained and rinsed), herbs and spices, and stir.

Add the jar of tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce and simmer on low until the flavours are mixed.
Step 2
Serve over your favourite pasta with a side of veggies (I steamed some broccoli and drizzled olive oil over).

Grate fresh Parmesan cheese for extra flavour.