A soup-stew of beans and cavolo nero from Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch (page 316) by Nigel Slater

  • bay leaves
  • carrots
  • Parmesan cheese
  • garlic
  • onions
  • pancetta
  • parsley
  • butternut squash
  • tomatoes
  • cavolo nero
  • ham bones
  • dried cannellini beans
  • EYB Comments

    Can use dried butter beans or borlotti beans for cannellini beans.

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    Can use dried butter beans or borlotti beans for cannellini beans.

  • Ganga108 on February 24, 2022

    I had great expectations of this dish but it was Ok, not brilliant. I made it vegetarian by subbing in olives for pancetta and dried porcini for the ham bone. Miso could also be used instead of the pancetta.

  • joneshayley on January 14, 2018

    Used tinned beans- but the stew still took 1 - 2 hours for the veg to cook through- or use the slow cooker on low 6-7 hours. Used Parmesan rind and vegetable stock. Healthy, hearty winter fare. It’s not a dinner party dinner, but perfect for a cold winter evening after work

  • Jane on January 12, 2015

    I liked this though it wasn't a 5-star recipe. I used dried pinto beans, butternut squash and kale. The ham bone and Parmesan rinds gave the soup-stew a good depth of flavor. I also used my own flavorful vegetable stock rather than water or bought broth. I made a double batch and froze in individual portions for winter lunches - a bowl of this soup-stew is a good, comforting, filling meal.

  • Emily Hope on November 18, 2010

    This was OK, but not as fantastic as I was hoping. Used fresh shell beans, and threw in the shredded ham hock meat left from previous day's collards. C thought this made it too smoky (I disagree). The squash was a sugar pie pumpkin, I think, and it didn't disintegrate at all, which I don't think helped matters. Fine and comforting, but not more-ish at all.

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