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10 Ratings
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  • 10 Ratings

Uber-creamy and topped with crunchy bread crumbs, this white bean ragout is a hearty and satisfying side dish that pairs well with any roast or grilled meat. Butter Bean Ragout is also elegant enough to serve as part of a holiday dinner spread.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
30 mins
cook:
60 mins
soak:
480 minsor overnight
Servings:
8
Yield:
5 3/4 cups
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Butter Bean Ragout

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  • In a large bowl add beans and enough water to cover by 3 inches. Soak at room temperature at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain.

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  • In a 6 to 8-quart Dutch oven cover beans with fresh water; bring to boiling. Drain. Rinse beans once.

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  • Wrap garlic, thyme, and peppercorns in cheesecloth. Tie with 100-percent-cotton kitchen string; set aside. In the Dutch oven heat the oil over medium heat. Cook onions, cut-side down, 5 minutes or until golden. Add chicken broth, cheesecloth packet, and the rinsed beans. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer until beans are fully tender but still hold shape, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour. Add broth as needed to cover beans. Drain, reserving 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid. Discard cheesecloth packet and onions. (The beans can be prepared to this point up to two days in advance.)

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  • In a Dutch oven cook drained beans and 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid over medium heat. Add butter, one cube at a time. Add 1/2 to 1 cup more cooking liquid until consistency. Cook and stir until butter is incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • In a small bowl combine Parmesan, parsley, lemon peel, and crushed red pepper; sprinkle on beans. Top with Seasoned Bread Crumbs.

Nutrition Facts (Butter Bean Ragout)

367 calories; total fat 16g; saturated fat 9g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 34mg; sodium 1087mg; potassium 999mg; carbohydrates 38g; fiber 14g; sugar 3g; protein 20g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 534IU; vitamin c 6mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 4mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 222mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 182mg; iron 4mg.

Seasoned Bread Crumbs

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  • Preheat oven to 425°F. In a medium bowl toss bread cubes with oil to coat. Spread on a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. In a food processor combine toasted bread cubes, lemon peel, thyme, and garlic. Cover and process until coarse crumbs form. Makes 1 cup

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0