Country French White Beans

Classic slow cooked beans - perfect for French cuisine! This flavorful side dish compliments your dinner perfectly.

  • Prep Time 12 min
  • Total Time 13 hr 45 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
cups dried great northern beans, sorted and rinsed
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cups water
1
tablespoon dried herbes de Provence
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
teaspoons salt
1/2
cup chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7-ounce jar)
  • 1 Place beans in large bowl. Add enough water to cover by 2 inches. Let soak overnight, at least 10 hours.
  • 2 Drain beans. Mix beans and remaining ingredients except bell peppers in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover and cook on high heat setting 3 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours or until beans are tender.
  • 4 Stir bell peppers into beans in cooker.

Expert Tips

Don't have any herbes de Provence on hand? Mix together 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves and 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes. Other herbs commonly used in herbes de Provence are fennel seed, lavender, rosemary and savory.

This simple side dish will nicely complement herb-roasted chicken or roasted leg of lamb. Serve with a glass of red wine, and enjoy the flavors of France.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
32%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.