Bean Bolognese

By griz104

Ingredients
  • * 1 14-ounce can salad beans, (see Shopping Tip) or other beans, rinsed, divided

  • * 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • * 1 small onion, chopped

  • * 1/2 cup chopped carrot

  • * 1/4 cup chopped celery

  • * 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • * 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • * 1 bay leaf

  • * 1/2 cup white wine

  • * 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes

  • * 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided

  • * 8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine

  • * 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Mash 1/2 cup beans in a small bowl with a fork.

  2. 2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and bay leaf; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add wine; increase heat to high and boil until most of the liquid evaporates, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and their juices, 2 tablespoons parsley and the mashed beans. Bring to a lively simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 6 minutes. Add the remaining whole beans; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more.

  3. 3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in the boiling water until just tender, about 9 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.

  4. 4. Divide the pasta among 4 bowls. Discard the bay leaf and top the pasta with the sauce; sprinkle with Parmesan and the remaining parsley.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
443 calories
11 g fat (3 g sat
6 g mono)
9 mg cholesterol
67 g carbohydrates
19 g protein
14 g fiber
707 mg sodium
281 mg potassium.

dinner high carbs

3 replies

griz104
griz104 2010-05-04 14:11:12 -0500 Report

I use mostly black beans in this but will on occasion switch it up to kidney beans..

debka
debka 2010-02-11 19:25:32 -0600 Report

Question: Did I miss the shopping tip? What are "salad beans"? What other beans could be used? Sound interesting and I would like to try it!

griz104
griz104 2010-01-26 06:54:00 -0600 Report

When i first tried this is was a bit skeptical about making it.. but must tel you this is now one of my favorites!!