Italian-Style Kidney Beans

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Inge 1505

Can be well prepared ahead or frozen.I usually serve them with polenta and a green salad, but it is good over brown rice or with crusty bread, too.A savory dish, make it spicier by adding some red pepper flakes.

Top Review by AimeeR

I was afraid that I was not going to like this as I am rather picky (yes I admit it). But it was SO good! I did add chicken broth to keep the moisture up and cooked it a bit longer This is definitely going to be in my dinner rotation.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in oil over medium high heat until transparent, 1-2 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, carrots, celery, parsley and rosemary and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, bay leaf and red pepper flakes if using. Cover, reduce heat to low and let simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse and drain beans and add to tomato sauce. Cook another 15-20 minutes without cover, until thickened to a sauce consistency.
  5. Taste with salt and pepper. Be careful with the salt, as the bacon is already salty.

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