Cooking your own beans takes a little more time than using canned; however, the flavour is far superior and they are a lot more cost effective. These delicious mashed beans can be made as a substitute for mashed pototoes. Feel free to cook a big batch of beans a couple of days beforehand and store them in the fridge until you need them.
Mashed Cannellini beans with Garlic
1 cup dried cannellini beans, soaked overnight in 1L of water (BEANCA1)
1 onion, peeled and cut in half
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
4 bay leaves (BAYLP)
3 tablespoons olive oil (OLIOE)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Place beans, onion, garlic and bay leaves in a large pot with two litres of water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 45 minites, or until beans are tender and creamy but still holding their shape. Drain beans, reserving some of the cooking liquid and pick out the onions, garlic and bay leaves.
Meanwhile, saute the minced garlic in the olive oil for two to three minutes.
When the beans are done add the sauted garlic and blitz with a stick blender until smooth, adding enough cooking liquid to get the right consistancy.
Serve while hot with your favourite stew.
Ingredients you can buy here:
|Product Code||Title||Price||Add to Lists||Add to Order||In Stock|
|BEANCA1||Beans cannellini dried italian||$0.00|
|BAYLP||Bayleaves essente stand up pouch||$0.00|
|OLIOE||Olive oil extra virgin italian eva brand||$0.00|
|GARLC200||Garlic crushed small pottle essente||$0.00|