What lies there is an irresistible crunch and distinctive yet mild flavour. Braised Celery and White Beans lets this veggie take centre stage along side white beans to show off its best assets, the crunch.
Author: Compelled to Cook
Wright® Brand Smoked Bacon
, quartered, thinly sliced
Canned Diced Tomatoes
Cannellini White Kidney Beans
, rinsed, drained
Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley
Fresh Thyme Leaves
Ground Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
In a large sauté pan, cook
Wright® Brand Smoked Bacon (6 oz)
until just starting to crisp and most of the fat has rendered.
Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate using a slotted spatula. Reserve approximately 2 tbsp of bacon fat in pan.
Over medium heat, add
Garlic (2 cloves)
to bacon fat and sauté for 1-2 minutes until the shallots are starting to soften.
Celery (3 cups)
and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
Vegetable Broth (1 cup)
and allow to simmer over medium low heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Corn Starch (1/2 Tbsp)
Tomato Juice (1 cup)
until dissolved. Add to pan along with
Canned Diced Tomatoes (1 cup)
. Heat until mixture comes to a simmer and thickens.
Cannellini White Kidney Beans (1 can)
Smoked Paprika (1/2 tsp)
Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley (1 Tbsp)
Fresh Thyme Leaves (1 tsp)
Fresh Oregano (1 tsp)
Salt (1/4 tsp)
Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp)
Divide equally between 4 individual coquette dishes or ramekins. Place on a large baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake for 45 minutes.
Top each with 1/4 cup of
Gruyère Cheese (1 cup)
and broil until cheese has melted and is golden. Serve with crusty bread if desired.
Nutrition Per Serving
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