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Pasta Faggioli

10 cups water
1 package Halladay's Farmhouse Minestrone Soup, divided
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
½ lb. sweet Italian sausage, cooked and drained (or cooked, diced ham)
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 (15.5 oz.) can cannellini beans
1 medium zucchini

In a slow cooker, combine water, beans and spice mixture from package, tomatoes and sausage, reserving pasta for later. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. In a medium skillet, sauté carrots and celery until soft, about 3-5 minutes; add to soup in the last 2 hours of cooking. Add pasta, cannellini beans and zucchini in the last hour of cooking. Salt and pepper to taste.

For a vegetarian version, remove sausage from recipe or substitute for vegan sausage.

SIMILAR RECIPES

Cannellini Peppercorn Soup

3 leeks, washed, dark green ends removed and chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
4 Tbsp. Halladay's Sage Peppercorn Backyard BBQ Rub
1 parmesan rind, plus finely shredded parmesan for serving
4 Tbsp. lemon juice
3 to 4 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans
1 (5 oz.) bag spinach

Combine first 5 ingredients in a slow cooker; add 8 cups of water. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 4-5 hours. Add lemon juice, beans and spinach in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Salt and pepper to taste.

Guinness Barley Lamb Stew

Guinness Barley Lamb Stew

1 package Halladay's Farmhouse Vegetable Barley Stew
1 to 1 ½ lbs. lamb stew meat (or beef chuck roast)
12-16 oz. Guinness (or stout of your choice)
1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 ribs celery, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
6 cups water

Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.

Easy Chicken Cassoulet

2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 chicken leg quarters, about 1 ½ lbs.
4 slices of bacon, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and cut into ½ - inch pieces
2 ribs celery, cut into ½ - inch pieces
2 Tbsp. Halladay's Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Oil Blend
1 ½ cups chicken stock
1 (15 oz.) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 375°F. In a skillet, heat the olive oil. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook, skin side down, until golden-brown, about 10 minutes. Turn and cook 10 minutes more, then transfer to a 3-quart baking dish. Drain fat from skillet, add half the bacon and cook until crisp, about 4 minutes. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add carrots, celery and seasoning and cook 1 minute. Stir in stock and beans. Using a fork, mash some of the beans to thicken the liquid, then spoon the bean mixture around the chicken. Combine breadcrumbs and remaining bacon and sprinkle on top. Bake until chicken is cooked, bean mixture is bubbling and topping is golden-brown, about 40 minutes.

Blue Ribbon Maple Bacon Chili

Blue Ribbon Maple Bacon Chili

1 Tbsp. canola oil
4 strips of bacon, diced
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground spicy Italian sausage
1 large white onion, diced
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 cups water
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup maple syrup
3 Tbsp. Halladay's Farmhouse Chili Seasoning
3 Tbsp. Halladay's Maple Bacon Seasoning
1 cup dark beer or ½ cup of bourbon, optional

Heat a large stock pot over medium heat. Add oil, bacon and onion and sauté until onions and bacon are lightly cooked and browned.

Add ground beef and sausage, cook until completely browned and no pink remains. Stir occasionally to break up meat.

Add all remaining ingredients, scraping up browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes until flavors are well combined.

Serve with sour cream, green onions, cheddar cheese, crisp crumbled bacon or desired toppings