Bean Stew

They literally call this a "single pot" in Germany. A "Eintopf". Check out how easy something like this goes. You'll have to trust us on the deliciousness. It took about 45 minutes. Most of it was watching something simmer.

The first into the pot were 6 slices of bacon, chopped up, with a dash of olive oil. When we got it to be nice and crunchy we removed it and drained the grease. 

In the meantime we had sliced 1/2 a big onion, 2 cloves of garlic, and the stalks of a handful of basil leaves. They were next with a little more oil. We used the opportunity and loosened the bacon bits at the bottom of the pot. We gave this a good eight minutes.

Then we added 4 chopped vine tomatoes and 2 cans canellini beans, rinsed and drained. Then we added 2 cups of water, brought it to a boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes.

We fished out some lose tomatoe skins and added 4 more tomatoes; these being quartered. We gave it all another 15 minutes.

Last but not least we added the basil leaves, a handful of freshly greates Parmesan, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar.
To serve everybody got to sprinkle the crunchy bacon and more Parmesan over the stew, as well as a little olive oil. We also had a loaf of crunchy ciabatta at the ready. 
Oooooooooh yes. Good healthy bean stew by the spoonful.