Hearty Minestrone with Barley, Sage, and Beans

Hearty Minestrone with Barley, Sage, and Beans
Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped applewood-smoked bacon (about 1 ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped applewood-smoked bacon (about 1 ounce)
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery (about 1 stalk)
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery (about 1 stalk)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped carrot (about 1 medium)
  • + 31 more ingredients
    • ¼ cup finely chopped carrot (about 1 medium)
    • 2 cups finely chopped onion (about 1 medium)
    • 2 cups finely chopped onion (about 1 medium)
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 ¼ cups finely chopped Savoy cabbage
    • 1 ¼ cups finely chopped Savoy cabbage
    • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
    • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
    • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions (about 4)
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions (about 4)
    • 3 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 3 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups water
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup uncooked pearl barley
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • ½ cup uncooked pearl barley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 1 ½ cups peeled Yukon gold potato (about 1 medium), cut into (1/2-inch) cubes
    • 2 cups green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 1 ½ cups peeled Yukon gold potato (about 1 medium), cut into (1/2-inch) cubes
    • 2 cups green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 8 ingredients (through garlic); sauté 5 minutes. Add cabbage and next 5 ingredients (through cannellini beans); bring to a boil. Stir in potato and barley. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Sti...

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