Spicy Beans With Wilted Greens

Spicy Beans With Wilted Greens
Spicy Beans With Wilted Greens

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4

    cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling

  • 4

    anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained (optional)

  • 4

    chiles de árbol or 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 4

    garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1

    large onion, thinly sliced

  • 4

    celery stalks, finely chopped

  • 1

    sprig rosemary

  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

  • 1

    Parmesan rind (optional), plus shaved Parmesan for serving

  • 1

    pound dried white beans or chickpeas, soaked overnight, drained

  • 1

    bunch kale or mustard greens, ribs and stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped

  • 1

    large bunch flat-leaf spinach, trimmed, coarsely chopped

  • 4

    cups trimmed arugula or watercress, divided

  • 2

    teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook anchovies, if using, chiles, and garlic, stirring occasionally, until garlic is soft and anchovies are dissolved, about 4 minutes. Add onion, celery, and rosemary; season with salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is very soft and golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Add Parmesan rind, if using, beans, and 10 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally and adding more water as needed, until beans are beginning to fall apart, 3–4 hours. Lightly crush some beans to give stew a creamy consistency. Mix in kale, spinach, and half of arugula; season with salt and pepper. Cook until greens are wilted, 5–8 minutes. Toss remaining arugula with lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Divide stew among bowls; top with arugula, shaved Parmesan, and a drizzle of oil. DO AHEAD: Stew can be made 3 days ahead. Let cool; cover and chill.

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