Braised Beans

Dairy-Free | Gluten-Free | Quick & Easy | Side Dishes | No Added Sugars | High in Fiber | Vegan | Vegetarian | WIC Friendly

Dried beans can be a real money-saver.

Braised Beans
12
Servings
3 hours, 10 minutes
Total Time
$0.37
Cost per serving
Temperature: 325 degrees
Serving size:1/2 cup
Prep time:10 minutes
Cook time:3 hours
Total time:3 hours, 10 minutes
Equipment:

Large oven-proof pot with tight-fitting lid, 8 quarts

Cutting board

Utensils:

Knife

Large mixing spoon

Ingredients

2 cups dried beans such as pinto, navy beans, kidney beans or black beans

1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil

6 cups water

3 large carrots, diced

4 stalks celery, diced

2 onions, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced OR 1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Before you begin wash your hands, surfaces, utensils, and vegetables.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Rinse beans and pick over to remove any stones or bad beans.
  4. Put all ingredients into an oven-proof pot. Add 6 cups water. Put in oven with lid on tight so that the liquid stays in the pot to cook the beans. Use foil to cover tightly if you don’t have a lid.
  5. Cook 2 1/2 hours – 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Keep the beans covered with water. Add hot water if needed to just cover the beans.
  6. Check to see that the beans are cooked. A bean should be soft through, without a hard area in the middle.


Tips

  • You can serve this once as a main dish and the leftovers as a side dish in another meal.
  • These beans are a perfect addition to a salad or soup!
  • Dry beans are less expensive than canned beans or meat.


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Ingredients

What goes in Braised Beans?

White Onion
White Onion
Celery
Celery
Carrots
Carrots
Canned Kidney Beans
Canned Kidney Beans

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

CALORIES
170
TOTAL FAT
5g
SODIUM
30mg
TOTAL CARBS
24g
PROTEIN
7g
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