Navy Beans and Greens with Bacon and Garlic11 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 1 hr 15 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 25 min
“It took me a while to get it right, but this just hits the spot when you want something soothing. It's hearty as a soup, can be thickened to make a stew, or strained to make a side dish. It's creamy, smoky, ever-so-slightly bitter, and goes with chicken, pork, fish, and beef.” - by Scottley
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the bacon to the onions; continue cooking and stirring until the bacon fat begins to render, about 5 minutes more. Mix the garlic into the bacon and onion mixture, reduce heat to medium, and continue cooking until the garlic is fragrant, about 5 minutes.
- Stir the undrained navy beans into the mixture; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Fold the spinach into the mixture until the leaves are evenly coated. Place a cover on the saucepan; simmer to allow the flavors to blend, about 1 hour. Squeeze the half lemon over the dish and stir to serve.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 245 cal
- 8.9 g
- 29.1 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (11)Rate This Recipe
"Worked with dried navy beans that I soaked overnight and cooked for one hour before using in this recipe. (1lb bag of beans makes double recipe)..." See more"
"VERY GOOD! I wasn't able to allow this to simmer for an hour, b/c I had to run out, but this was wonderful even w/o doing that. I only used 3 strips of bacon, and a bag of regular spinach that I tore ..." See moreup. This had great flavor, and, not that it needed it, but I think next time I may add a little crushed pepper flakes just for a little spice. I will def be making it again! Thanks for sharing. :)"
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