This is a very simple dish that comes together in 10 minutes. It’s my son’s absolute favorite meal.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 small onion, diced (3/4 cup)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 ounce can tomato sauce (preferably Hunts)
- 2 cans cannellini, great northern, or navy beans (or 1.5 cups dried beans soaked overnight in a brine of 1.5 tablespoons kosher salt to 3 quarts water)
- Heat the oil in a medium pot, Dutch oven or stovetop pressure cooker.
- Add onions, salt, and pepper and cook, partially covered, until the onions are completely soft, about 7 minutes.
- Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Add tomato sauce and beans and bring to a boil. Cover and let cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you prefer the sauce to be thicker, uncover and simmer until desired consistency is reached. We like ours pretty saucy.
- Pressure cooker instructions: Sometimes, rather than using a regular pot, I’ll prepare this in my stovetop pressure cooker. I let it come to pressure for about 5 seconds and do a quick release. It’s amazing how much of an impact that makes on the final result.
Serve over rice.