Fast White-Bean Stew

Total Time
20mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
10 mins

A colorful and satisfying stew is priceless this time of year (Jan), and you can't do much better than a tomatoey broth full of hearty cannellini beans, baby greens, and cubes of baked ham.

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Directions

  1. Cook garlic in oil in a 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat, stirring, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Coarsely cut up tomatoes in can , then add (with juice) to garlic in oil.
  3. Stir in broth, beans, ham, and pepper and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in greens and cook until wilted.
  6. While stew is simmering, preheat broiler. Put bread on a baking sheet and drizzle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat until golden, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
  7. Serve stew with toasts.