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Creamy White Beans

WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Creamy White Beans

These savory white beans—flavored with garlic, thyme and bay leaf—are the perfect accompaniment for roast leg of lamb or other slow-cooked meat.

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Ingredients
Prep: 15 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours (not including soaking time)
  • 1   16-ounce bag
    dried white beans
  • 1   tablespoon
    canola oil
  • 1  
    medium onion, chopped
  • 10   cloves
    garlic, peeled
  • 4   cups
    reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2   cups
    water
  • 3   large sprigs
    fresh thyme
  • 1  
    bay leaf, preferably fresh
  • 1/4   teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper, or more to taste
Instructions
  1. Place beans in a bowl and add enough water to cover. Soak overnight. (Alternatively, use our quick-soak method; see Tip.)
  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Add broth, water, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add the drained beans; return to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Season with 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover and simmer until very tender, 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours, depending on the type of beans. Season with more pepper, if desired. Serve warm.

 

Tip
Tip: To soak beans using a “quick-soak” method, place in a large saucepan with enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 12 servings, 1/2 cup each
  • Calories148
  • Fat2 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates25 g
    • Dietary fiber6 g
  • Protein10 g
  • Sodium192 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.

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