Meanwhile, chop the onion and garlic finely. Saute in the oil in a saucepan for about 3 minutes.
Add the beans, tomato puree (paste), water and basil. Bring to the boil, then lower heat and simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes.
Drain the macaroni and add it to the saucepan, along with the parsley, imitation bacon bits. Add black pepper to taste. Mix well and cook for a couple minutes longer.
posted by Mr Falafel