“From Gooseberry Patch More Gifts for Giving.”
2 quarts

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Layer beans in order listed in a 1-quart wide-mouth jar; set aside.
  2. Place pasta in a plastic zip-lock bag; gently pack on top of beans; secure lid.
  3. Place the remaining ingredients in a small plastic zip-lock bag or small jar; pack both jars or jar and zip-lock bag together in a basket; include cooking instructions.
  4. Cooking instructions: set the spice mixture and pasta aside; pour the beans in a mixing bowl; rinse with water and drain.
  5. Cover the beans with water; let soak overnight; rinse, drain, and pour into a 5-quart Dutch oven; add in 8 cups water, a 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes, seasonings in jar or bag, 1 cup sliced carrots, 1 cup sliced celery, 1 cup chopped onions.
  6. Bring to a boil; lower heat, and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  7. Uncover and gently boil until thickened (about 35 minutes).
  8. Stir in pasta; heat about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

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