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daisi - June 8, 2010

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daisi - June 8, 2010

beans with wilted spinach

daisi - June 8, 2010
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beans
Last week I was making meatloaf for dinner.  I use the term “making” lightly as I was just heating up a frozen meatloaf I bought at Homeland. I never really liked meatloaf as a kid because I didn’t like ketchup or catsup or however you spell it these days.  But as I was wondering around Homeland, they had samples of the butcher’s meatloaf and it was actually very tasty so I bought some for days when I didn’t feel like cooking.
Even though I had the main dish covered, I still needed a side dish and wanted something healthy-ish. So my search began.  I started reading through the side items at Tasty Kitchen and soon found the recipe for Beans with Wilted Spinach.  Kind of a winter dish, but I had some of the ingredients already and it sound heathy enough for me.  
Ingredients
  • 4 slices Bacon, Diced
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • ½ cups Diced Onion (or 1 shallot)
  • 2 cans (15 Oz. Can) White Beans
  • 4 cups Baby Spinach (one Bag)
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
In a medium skillet, cook the bacon until soft. Pull out and set aside the bacon. 
Use the bacon grease to cook the garlic and onion (and red pepper flakes if you please) until tender.
Drain the cans of white beans and dump into the skillet. Add the bacon and heat until warm. When the beans are heated through, add the spinach and cook until just wilted.
The end result looks something like this and is so hearty you could eat it as a meal itself. Also, if you’re into being a vegetarian (*cough* *Becky*), just skip the bacon, add olive oil and I’m sure it’s almost as tasty. 
beans with wilted spinach

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Bacon, Diced
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • ½ cups Diced Onion
  • 2 cans (15 Oz. Can) White Beans
  • 4 cups Baby Spinach (one Bag)

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon until soft. Pull out and set aside the bacon. Use the bacon grease to cook the garlic and onion until tender.
  2. Drain the cans of white beans and dump into the skillet. Add the bacon and heat until warm.
  3. When the beans are heated through, add the spinach and cook until just wilted.
  4. Serve immediately.
http://shesthebross.com/2010/06/beans-with-wilted-spinach/


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