SAUCY BUTTER BEAN GARLIC BREAD | quick + simple meal

INGREDIENTS (for 4 toasts or 2 servings)

For the beans

1 can white beans, drained and rinsed (e.g. butter/cannellini beans)

1/2 medium onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp rosemary, dried (or 2 tsp fresh)

1 tsp thyme, dried (or 2 tsp fresh)

4 Roma/plummy tomatoes, diced (cherry tomatoes would also work well)

olive oil for cooking

salt, black pepper & hot pepper to taste

For the garlic bread

4 slices of thick bread (I made this no knead bread)

1 clove of garlic, whole

2-4 tsp olive oil

4 leaves fresh basil (optional)


  1. Heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté the onions along with a pinch of salt, until almost translucent. Add the garlic, hot pepper (optional), rosemary and thyme. Stir for half a minute before adding the diced tomatoes and a splash of water. Cover and cook the tomatoes on a low heat until they break down and their juices form a thin sauce- about 10 minutes. Then add the beans and simmer for about 5 minutes. If the mixture dries out, add a splash of water to the pan. Season with salt and black pepper and set aside.

  2. Drizzle the slices of bread with olive oil, then place them in a toaster oven or under broiler. After toasting to your liking, rub a peeled garlic clove on each slice.

  3. Generously top the garlic bread with the saucy butter beans, then serve and enjoy!


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