Ribollita (Hearty Tuscan Stew)

Ribollita (Hearty Tuscan Stew)

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 3

    slices (¾ cup) smoked and cured bacon, halved lengthwise and then cut crosswise into ¼-inch slices

  • 3

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling

  • 2

    large yellow onions, peeled and diced small

  • ½

    pound (2-3 links) fresh hot Italian sausage (pork or turkey), removed from casing

  • 7

    medium carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 1

    medium (2 cups) fennel bulb, diced small

  • ¼

    teaspoon crushed red chili pepper (chili flakes), or to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1

    tablespoon tomato paste

  • 7

    large cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

  • 1

    (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained, fire-roasted, if possible

  • 4

    cups chicken stock

  • 1

    (16-ounce) can white beans (great northern beans), drained and rinsed

  • kosher salt, to taste<