500 g Pasta Nova soup shaped pasta: (Select from small shells, ditalini, boloroni, cavatappi or any shape you prefer)
3 slices of bacon
2 large carrots- peeled and chopped
6 green beans
2 celery sticks- chopped
2 cloves of garlic- crushed
1 litre of beef stock
1-400 g tin of kidney beans- rinsed and drained
1-400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
75 mL chopped parsley
2.5 mL each of salt and pepper
Cook the Pasta Nova soup shape of your choice in a large pot of boiling salted water for 5-6 minutes until still quite firm. Drain the water.
Place bacon, carrots, green beans,celery and garlic in a large saucepan and cook over high heat, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
Add the beef stock, kidney beans and tomatoes to the pan. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Add the pasta to the soup mixture and season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.