Pan-Fried Beans and Spinach

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 160.9
  • Total Fat: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,353.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 11.4 g

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Introduction

Get plenty of protein, iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium with this super easy pan-fried dish that can work as a side dish or a main course. Get plenty of protein, iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium with this super easy pan-fried dish that can work as a side dish or a main course.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    15.5 oz. can Great Northern Beans, drained
    1 1/2 pkg. Lean Sliced Ham (such as Kroger or Carl Buddig, 120- or 90-calorie packs), finely chopped
    1.5 cups Baby Spinach, chopped
    1 tbsp. Brummel & Brown yogurt spread (or other low-cal margarine substitute)
    1 tbsp. Garlic
    1 tsp. Paprika
    1 tbsp. Parsley
    2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
    Salt, Pepper, and Other Seasonings to taste
    Cooking Spray (regular or butter flavored)
    1 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, grated

Tips

Great Northern Beans were used for this recipe, as it is what I had on hand. For variations, you can use another kind of canned beans, as well as a different type of deli-thin meat, such as Buddig honey ham, pastrami, or corned beef.


Directions

1. Prepare ingredients: Drain beans. Wash and finely chop spinach, and shake off water or press dry. Chop ham into bite-sized pieces or strips. Set aside.

2. Coat large skillet with cooking spray and heat Brummel & Brown and garlic at medium heat.

3. Once the Brummel melts, add the beans in a single layer. Sprinkle with paprika, parsley, italian seasoning. Stir to coat the beans, then let them sit long enough to brown on one side, about 3 or 4 minutes, before turning to brown the other side, another 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Add the spinach, salt, pepper, and any additional seasonings to the pan, stir, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, just long enough for the leaves to go a bit limp. If necessary, add more cooking spray to be sure ingredients do not burn.

5. Dust each serving with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings as a side dish or 2 as a main dish

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AUTIEJ.

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