This recipe is very slightly adapted from Closet Cooking
It's good to boil beans for about 10 minutes even though you are cooking them in the soup as well. For me with my IBS it's added insurance they are less likely to bother me. I also rinse mine really well. Lots of times I soak beans overnight too so I can eat them without discomfort.
This is one of those soups that the longer you simmer the better it gets.
It's also one of those soups that tastes better the 2nd and 3rd day.
You can use any kind of noodle. I just like shells as they are cute.
You can deglaze with wine but I don't drink so I used a combo of chicken stock and vinegar. The vinegar gives a hint of acidity to it.
Play around with this recipe. It is so versatile and I'm sure it will become a family favourite of yours, just like it did for us. Thanks to Kevin of Closet Cooking for being awesomely talented!