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Fry the onions, carrots, celery, fennel and the crushed garlic in 3 tbsp olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed, flameproof casserole dish, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes until soft.
Put a third of the beans in a bowl with approximately 200ml water and whizz to a paste using a hand blender. Add the paste, the remaining whole beans and the tomatoes to the pot. fill the empty tomato can with water a couple of times and pour into the pot.
Season, then simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. stir in the kale and continue to cook for 15-20 minutes until tender. a few minutes before serving, stir in the chopped chard. serve in bowls, topped with a slice of sourdough toast rubbed with the whole garlic clove and drizzled with olive oil, a bowl of grated cheese on the side and the chopped parsley to sprinkle over.
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