Recipe by John J. O'Sullivan?
Although the name of this recipe says it's for Tuesdays, I generally make this recipe on Fridays, when Catholic practise says flesh meat is verboten. It's got a wonderful flavour, and works well with a Mexican dish any day of the week. The recipe calls for Great Northern or Navy beans, but I prefer Goya Small White Beans. Different beans for different folks, I suppose. (I got this recipe from Anne Byrn's "Dinner Doctor" book. I don't think she's Catholic, because the large amount of cassaroles seems to say that she's Lutheran. =D)
Top Review by Chef Treenie
This has been a favorite of mine for a couple of yrs now. I got it from the same book! I put a scoop of cooked spinach in the middle of the bowl. Add a slice of cornbread on the side and you've got a great meal!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 (15 -16 ounce) can white beans, drained
- 1 1⁄2 cups canned low sodium chicken broth or 1 1⁄2 cups water
- salt and black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat the olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, stirring, and cook until soft, three munites.
- Add the bay leaf, beans, and broth. Season the beans with salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir the beans, then cook them, uncovered, until they are heated through and the liquid reduces a bit, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Remove and discard the bay leaf and serve.