I know that I may have exhausted your interest in toast and toast toppings withTuesday’s post, but I’m hoping you’ll have the bandwidth for one more—especially since the recipe is good for more than bread alone. These herby, slow cooker tomato white beans can be served with noodles, over your favorite whole grain, with crackers, with steamed greens, and yes, they make for killer toast.
It’s actually been a while since I used my slow cooker, but with final exams and end-of-semester papers approaching, not to mention some deadlines for my book manuscript, I’m anticipating a busy few weeks ahead. It’s a good time for big batches of food, and since I’m on this bread kick, I figured I’d prepare something that was good for scooping up withAli’s peasant bread。A big pot of soupy, saucy, fragrant legumes fit the bill.
Funnily enough, after I prepared the recipe I saw that Ali has got a very similar one for希甘豆培根在她的博客，这是又启发珍妮·罗斯斯特拉克的食谱之一。William Hill网球友情所见略同，现在我渴望尝试与希甘特豆这个配方模板，这将可能让我想起了我的丫丫的烹饪（其实，我不认为我有希甘豆，因为我小的时候）。现在，这个配方是更多的意大利比希腊，我用百里香和迷迭香小枝，用大量的一起大蒜，但你可以采取吨自由的与您使用的草药和香料。
I threw the beans in the slow cooker pretty late, after a long and tough day, so my tolerance for chopping was low. I peeled an onion, halved it, and threw it right into the pot, a laMarcella Hazan’s tomato sauce。I worried that the onion wouldn’t get tender or impart enough flavor, but of course eight hours was enough to tenderize it completely. In fact, I didn’t even remove the onion once the beans were done; I just smashed it a bit with a fork, to loosen up the pieces, then stirred it in.
As for the beans, they’re justsogood: garlicky, creamy, and packed with rich tomato flavor and umami. I love that they’re thick enough to hold their own with bread, but also soupy enough to work nicely with pasta. For the last few nights, I’ve boiled and drained pasta, then mixed it with a heaping cup of the beans and some cooked greens or asparagus. It’s a simple, almost-instant dinner that tastes homey and comforting.
I’ve also tried scooping the beans over cooked couscous or bulgur, then pairing them with whatever veggies I’ve got. You could try this with quinoa, rice, barley, millet, or any whole grain you love. And once again,hempesan或纯素巴马将是一个伟大的点睛之笔。
I’ve got a six quart slow cooker, which works best for sizable batches, but you could definitely cut the recipe in half if you’ve got a smaller slow cooker (or if you make it in a Dutch oven instead). Even now that I’m only cooking for one, I find it helpful to make big batches and freeze half right away. It’s such a relief to have ready-made, healthful food at the ready when I need it; just earlier this week I finished the last of myspicy black bean soup, and I was sorry to see it go.
If you haven’t yet entered to win a copy of Ali’s new bread baking book, I’m运行赠品在接下来的两个星期。在此期间，我希望你们中的一些会得到尽快尝试这些豆子。如果你这样做，让我知道你在想什么！周末愉快，