White Beans and Veggies


This is a light and fairly easy recipe to make with white beans, peppers, onions and I always add spinach too.  Served over brown rice it’s a great meal by itself or you could add some cooked chicken, turkey or sausage if you like.

1lb package dry White Beans (I’ve used Navy beans)
Water (could use veggie or chicken stock if you prefer)
2 Bell peppers, any combination of green, red or yellow, chopped
1 Large Onion, chopped
8-10 oz Frozen Spinach (I use Trader Joe’s)
1 and  1/2 Tsp Salt (less if using stock or broth)
1/2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Tbs Herbs de Provence
1 and 1/2 Tsp Garlic powder (or 4-6 cloves of fresh minced)
Dash of Cayenne pepper – I usually go heavier than a dash but adjust to your preference

Prepare the beans.  Rinse and soak either overnight OR use the Quick soak method by adding to large pot, cover with 2 inches of water, bring to a boil then remove from heat, cover and let stand for an hour

Drain the soaked beans and return to the pot

Add enough water (or stock) to cover the beans

Add all remaining ingredients

Cover, bring to a simmer and cook over Low heat, simmering for about 2-2 1/2 hours (till beans start to fall apart) checking periodically and adding more liquid if needed to keep the beans covered.

Once beans start to break down you can “help” them with a potato masher or slotted spoon to add a more creamy consistency.  Adjust spices if needed and serve over brown rice.

This is a dish that I think gets even better as leftovers and one bag of beans does make quite a bit so unless you’re cooking for a crowd you’ll probably have some extra.

I’ve never tried it in a slow cooker or crock pot but it could probably be done – I’d just suggest doing it while you’re at home the first time so you can get an idea of the amount of liquid it will need.

Feel free to add/adjust veggies or spices to your preferences, and enjoy!

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Joyfully divorced, Diane is passionate about sharing her story, experience, wisdom and insight from this beautifully brutal life. Passionate about heartfelt connection in all areas of her life she is a public introvert and most enjoys connecting with and spending quality time with friends, chosen family and clients that are uplifting and inspiring. Her core values of connection, humor, integrity, authentic alignment influence all aspects of her life. She is intentional in all that she does. Diane is the founder and owner of Between the Lines LLC Ghostwriting Services and McDermott Real Estate LLC
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