White Beans in Tomato Sauce


My son’s favorite meal – a very simple dish that comes together in 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, diced (2/3 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce (preferably Hunts)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (I like to use 1 tsp better than boullion with 1 cup water)
  • 2 cans cannellini, great northern, or navy beans (or 1.5 cups dried beans)

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium pot, Dutch oven or stovetop pressure cooker.
  2. Add onions, salt, and pepper and cook, partially covered, until the onions are completely soft, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add tomato sauce, chicken broth, and beans; bring to a simmer.
  5. 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.

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.

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