Chef John’s Santa Maria-Style Beans
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In this video, you’ll see how to make butter beans with arugula and bacon. You’ll simply sauté the beans with chopped bacon, garlic, and arugula (aka, rocket greens). Then give it a squeeze of lemon juice to balance and complement the richness of the bacon. That's it, you're done! The secret is to give the arugula just a quick sauté so the spicy greens don’t lose their bright color and fresh flavor. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Rocket Beans. Such a rustic, satisfying side dish that’s incredibly easy and fast to prepare, try it beside roasted or grilled meats. See more Chef John videos >>