White Beans in Tomato Sauce
Martin Morrell

White Beans in Tomato Sauce

This lush, stewlike dish is typically made with zolfini beans, a pale yellow Tuscan legume that can be challenging to find in the U.S.; firm, creamy cannellini beans are an excellent substitute.

Recipe from Food & Wine
SERVINGS
6
PREP TIME
1 hr 30 mins
TOTAL TIME
2 hrs

White Beans in Tomato Sauce

This lush, stewlike dish is typically made with zolfini beans, a pale yellow Tuscan legume that can be challenging to find in the U.S.; firm, creamy cannellini beans are an excellent substitute.

Recipe from Food & Wine
Recipe from Food & Wine
White Beans in Tomato Sauce
Martin Morrell
SERVINGS
6
PREP TIME
1 hr 30 mins
TOTAL TIME
2 hrs
Ingredients
  • 2   cups dried zolfini, or cannellini beans, picked over and rinsed
  • 1   sage sprig, plus 1/2 teaspoon chopped sage
  • 2   garlic cloves, 1 minced
  • 1   small bay leaf
  • 1/4  cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  •  Salt
  • 1   cup canned tomato sauce
  •  Freshly ground pepper
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Directions
1. 
Cover the beans with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 1 hour, then drain.
2. 
Cover the beans with 4 inches of fresh water. Add the sage sprig, whole garlic clove, bay leaf, and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Bring to a boil and cook over moderately low heat for 30 minutes. Season the beans with salt and cook for about 15 minutes longer, until the beans are tender; drain and discard the sage, garlic, and bay leaf.
3. 
Meanwhile, in a medium, deep skillet, heat the remaining 1/4 cup of oil. Add the chopped sage and minced garlic and cook over moderate heat for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer.
4. 
Add the beans to the skillet and cook, stirring, until saucy and thick, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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