Monday, January 7, 2013

Italian Style Crock Pot Beans




I have been working with my mom to come up with some healthy ways to get protein without soy or meat products.  This is quite a challenge as we also had to exclude green leafy vegetables and broccoli.

I came up with this fabulous bean dish made with incredible Italian flavors (I adapted hers to use vegetable bouillon and no salt which made it vegetarian and perfect).  Italian Style Crock Pot Beans would be incredible served with quinoa and your favorite vegetable!  This dish is so good I had 2 bowls of it for dinner.  Nothing else.  Perfectly simple and you can make 1/2 recipe too!

Dinner's Ready!

With love from our Kitchen Table to yours.  XOXO
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Italian Style Crock Pot Beans
1 (32 ounce) bag dried white beans (navy, cannelloni)
10 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
4 roma/plum tomatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
1 Tablespoon dried basil
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 Tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 dried bay leaves
10 cups water
3 tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base (low sodium)

Check beans for stones/bad beans.  Rinse and place in a large crock pot (about 6 quart).  Fill with water.  Soak overnight.

Drain and rinse beans well.  Place back in crock pot.  Add all ingredients into crock pot and cook on low about 5-8 hours until beans are tender, stirring occasionally.  Remove bay leaves.

Serve and enjoy!

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

6 comments:

  1. All these recipes look terrific. Love the bean soup - putting it on my list!

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  2. Great recipes for healthy protein - just love those crockpot beans!!
    mary x

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  3. Those veggie burgers look amazing!!

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  4. I adore bean soups. They're so hearty and freeze well for work day meals.

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  5. i love white beans... so this is right up my alley!

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