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White Beans, Country Style

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Ingredients
  Dried great northern beans 1 Pound (2 cups, white variety)
  Salt 4 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), pressed
  Bay leaves 2
  Butter/Margarine 6 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 , finely chopped to make 2 cups
  Green pepper 1 , finely chopped to make 1 cup
  Canned tomatoes 1 Pound, undrained (1 can)
  Dried oregano leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Bay leaves 4
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. To prepare the beans cover them with cold water refrigerate covered overnight.

MAKING
3. Drain beans, transfer into a 4- or 5-quart Dutch oven and cover with 5 cups cold water.
4. Add the salt, pepper, garlic and bay leaves and bring to boiling.
5. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 1 hour until beans are tender.
6. Stir several times during cooking and drain.
7. Turn beans back into Dutch oven.
8. In a large skillet, heat 4 tablespoons butter and saute chopped onion until golden-€”about 5 minutes.
9. Add green pepper, tomatoes, oregano and parsley and cook 5 more minutes.
10. Stir vegetable mixture and remaining 2 tablespoons butter into drained beans.
11. Bake covered for 1 hour and 15 minutes and bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer.

SERVING
12. Garnish top with tomato wedges and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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