Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hearty Cannelli Bean & Veggie Ragout

By: The Food Hunter

Growing up my mom made a lot of beans and greens for dinner. Though I would like to think she did this because both are healthy foods; it was more likely due to them being an economical choice when feeding a family.

Over the years the combination of creamy white beans and garlicky spinach became a comfort food for me and something I continue to eat. These days I like to add other foods to the mix, for some added flavor and nutrition.

Served with bread the recipe below comes together easily and makes a tasty vegetarian meal. It would also taste delicious alongside your favorite chicken or pork dish




Hearty Cannelli Bean & Veggie Ragout 

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
8 ounces thinly sliced cremini mushrooms
1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained
1 14.5-ounce can plum tomatoes, chopped
¼ teaspoon dry red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound fresh baby spinach, chopped
6 ounces crumbled feta cheese

In a large skillet over medium high heat add oil and garlic. Cook until fragrant. Add onions and mushrooms and sauté until mushrooms are tender.

Add beans, chopped tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Cook for five minutes to combine flavors and to reduce any liquid.

Add spinach and cook just until it wilts. Add feta and cook just long enough to heat it through. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.

16 comments:

  1. YUM! This looks so comforting and delicious for fall...love that it cooks up so quickly!

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  2. Sounds like comfort food! I love the feta on top, too!

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  3. This looks perfect for fall! What a bowl of comfort!

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  4. I love beans and this looks like a tasty bowl of comfort!

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  5. I would so happy with a bowl full of this goodness for dinner!

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  6. This hearty ragu looks delicious! Love those greens in there and the creamy feta on the top. Yum!

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  7. Love this combination. These are my favourite beans! Feta on top? yes!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. With comfort food season just around the corner...bowls of goodness will be happening a lot. This recipe looks and sounds delicious. Perfect for a cold winter day.

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  9. Perfect any time of the year. Big yum!

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  10. Perfect any time of the year. Big yum!

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  11. Your ragout reminds me of my mums recipe. She makes it in a similar way I think. I feel like making this tonight and watch a lovely movie while enjoying each bite!

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  12. I love canneli beans and your recipe looks so yum and comforting.

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  13. This looks so wonderfully hearty and delicious... Can't wait to make it!

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