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Baked Chipotle Cannellini Beans with Spinach and Cotija Cheese

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The Kitchy Kitchen

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Ingredients

  • 4 or 5 15 oz cans of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (or cooked yourself)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers
  • 2/3 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup Cotija Cheese (or crumbled feta if you can't find Cotija)
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs

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Preparation

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425F degrees. Bring the olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and minced garlic up to heat over a medium flame for about a minute. Stir in the tomatoes and the fresh oregano and bring to a gentle simmer. Off the heat, add the adobo sauce and taste. I added a little too much the first time I made this, so beware, adobo is powerful stuff. Salt and pepper to taste, but go easy on the salt, because I find that canned beans can be a touch salty. Add the beans and spinach, and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a 9x13 baking pan and sprinkle with the cheese and breadcrumbs and bake in the top-third of the oven for roughly twenty-five minutes, or until it is browned and bubbly on top. Enjoy!

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