30 Cloves of Garlic and Bean Soup

Total Time
1hr 30mins
30 mins
1 hr

Got this from a Happy Hour friend, who grew up on this. All the garlic smells WONDERFUL simmering, but does not have a strong taste at serving. All the measurements are "abouts" - 3 cups/2 cups - whatever. It's SOUP, not brain surgery ! Flavors improve after sitting a day or 2. I have not tried to freeze.

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  1. Saute onion, carrot, celery, and garlic in the olive oil in a LARGE soup pot for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add broth, beans, and sage.
  3. Simmer 1 hour (or more).
  4. Add salt and coarse ground pepper.
  5. Puree soup with immersion blender (or food processor in batches).
  6. Serve with croutons and/or bacon bits.