I modified a recipe from one of my cookbooks for Pasta E Fagioli (Pasta and Beans.) I had a ham steak that I wanted to use, so this is what I came up with.
Saute 1 cup of each - onions, carrots and celery -- in a little olive oil until tender. Add the following:
5 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 tbsp. tomato paste
diced ham steak (about 2 cups)
2 cans white beans (cannellini or great northern) drained and rinsed
Bring to a boil. Add 8 oz. short pasta (I used tri-color rotini) and boil for 10 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
We thought it was pretty tasty! Forgot to take a picture, but you can use your imagination. It looked like soup.