Pizza Beans From Smitten Kitchen

Earlier this year I posted a recipe for Greens and Beans. Beans with vegetables are a staple at my house. I was telling Wyatt how, for a quick dinner I often open a can of beans and a jar of tomatoes or tomato sauce, add some vegetables, toast some bread, throw an egg on it and call it dinner…he said he never makes beans. I can’t imagine.

Wyatt, this one’s for you. Make some beans.

I saw this recipe for Pizza Beans, it is pretty much what I make as a staple meal, but a little gussied up. This would be a perfect dish for a potluck.

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I followed the recipe almost to the letter so I won’t post it here, just use the original recipe. I took some pictures so you can see how easy it is. I used 1 pound of dry white navy beans and cooked them in my pressure cooker. The recipe calls for butter beans. I used what I had and I really liked it. I think you could use almost any bean, or even a couple of cans of store bought canned beans if you don’t have time to make beans from scratch.

First  chop up your vegetables. Actually quite a few vegetables, saute the firm vegetables and when they are soft add a bunch of chopped kale, chard or spinach would work too. Saute that until it is wilted.

 

Add your cooked beans to the vegetables. I added the bean broth instead of the wine the recipe called for. If you use canned beans I would drain them and use wine or vegetable broth, mix that up and add in the tomatoes.

 

Cook that down just a little. I moved my beans from the skillet to another dish, I was worried it might spill over in the oven. Do whatever you are comfortable with. Then top all that with some cheese and bake it until the cheese is melty.

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When I took the first bite I was mad at myself for not adding olives and mushrooms-It is called Pizza Beans right? Duh. Sausage would be great too-pepperoni(!?). I think I’ll try to add some pizza toppings ON TOP of the cheese next time I make this, like tomatoes and mushrooms on top. This will be a go to meal for us I can tell.

Two more CSA weeks left. I’ll see you at pickup.

Mo

 

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One Response to Pizza Beans From Smitten Kitchen

  1. I do something similar to this but top with fresh chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa and call it Chili Plate

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