|Source||Nancy Alonzo (2002)|
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cooking time||1 hour|
|Total time||1 hour, 15 minutes|
Soak beans overnight (optional) and drain. Cook onion, celery, carrot, pepper, basil and garlic in olive oil until soft. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cover with water. Simmer, covered, about 1 hour to desired tenderness.