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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 95.6
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 116.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

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Slow Cooker Italian White Beans

Submitted by: REBECKY44
Slow Cooker Italian White Beans

Introduction

This rib-warming slow cooked side dish is transformed to a flavorful, full fledged meal. This rib-warming slow cooked side dish is transformed to a flavorful, full fledged meal.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 - 16oz pkg dry beans white bean (Great Northern)
    4-6 galic cloves, peeled and minced or pressed
    6 cups of water or low sodium vegatable broth
    1 large onion, chopped
    2 large bay leaves
    1-1/2 tsp. dried basil
    1/4 tsp. dried oregano
    1 tsp. dried Rosemary
    1/3 tsp. cracked black pepper or coarsly ground
    1 cup sun died tomatoes in oil, finely chopped
    1 cup cured black olives in oil, pitted
    1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Serving size 10 - 1 cup servings
Wash beans and pick over, discarding any mismatched or broken beans or debris.

In order to improve the digestibility of the beans, it is best to soak them overnight.

Combine ingredients except for the olive and tomatoes in a slow cooker

Set slow cooker to high setting. This varies with each slow cooker; the mixture should be at a slow simmer but not boiling rapidly. Reduce heat if necessary.

Simmer for 5 to 6 hours, or until beans are tender; this varies according to the age and growing conditions of the beans, and how long they were in storage.

When the beans are beginning to soften but now yet quite done, add the tomatoes, olives and salt (about 1 teaspoon) and pepper to taste. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding a pinch of cayenne or red hot pepper flakes, a pinch of fresh oregano or basil to freshen them up a dash of onion or garlic power, etc.

Variation: This rib-warming slow cooked side dish is transformed to a flavorful, full fledged meal when a ham or pork bone, ham hocks, sopressato or pepperoni stick or a few thick chuncks of panchetta or prosciutto (fatty ends) are tossed into the pot. If a Parmesan cheese rind is available, this can be added for a different flavor component.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REBECKY44.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was SO GOOD! I put in some sliced turkey sausage (wish I had a ham hock!) and some swiss chard, and it was just the perfect meal for the cold, cloudy day we were having. I'll definitely be making this again! - 11/3/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks yummy! I usually turn to black beans. I'll try this. - 1/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this looked delicious. i love new bean recipes so i have now made yours several times. they are soooo delicious !! thanks becky, this is a winner !!!!! - 1/10/10

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