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Fagioli Al Uccelletto "Tuscan Baked Beans"


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  • 1 pkg (16 OZ) Dr Great Northen Beans
  • 9 Cups water
  • 24 Leaves Fresh Sage, divided
  • 2 sprigs rosemarry
  • 1/2 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Medium white onions, peeled, finely diced (about 3 cups)
  • 4 cloves peeled garlc, finely diced
  • 8 plum tomatoes (about 2 lbs.), chopped
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup wegman's basting oil
  • 2 cups wegmans pango bread crumbs


Servings 8


Step 1

You'll Need: Braising pan, stockpot

1)Early in the day or day before: Place sorted, rinsed beans in large stockpot. Cover with water to 2 inches above bean level. Cover, tilting to vent; soak 8 hours to overnight.

2)Day you're cooking: Drain beans, discarding soaking water. Add beans and 9 cups fresh water to medium stockpot. Heat on HIGH uncovered, until boiling. Skim as much foam as possible from surface. Add 4 sage leaves and 1 sprig of rosemary; reduce heat to MEDIUM. Cover, tilting to vent steam. Cook 1 hour; do not stir.

3)Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in braising pan on MEDIUM. Add onions and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 min, until tender. Chop remaining 20 sage leaves and sprig of rosemary; add to onion mixture in braising pan. Cook 1 min.

4)Add tomatoes and salt and pepper. Simmer 10 min, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

5)Check beans for tenderness; they should be completely tender. If they are not, cover completely; cook additional 15 min or as needed.

6)Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add beans and liquid to onion mixture in braising pan; stir to combine. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Bake 60 min. Beans will be done when liquid has reduced, becoming syrupy and bubbly. Carefully remove from oven; season to taste with salt and pepper.

7)Mix basting oil and panko in small bowl. Place mixture over baked beans and return to oven; bake 20-30 min until topping is brown and crisp.

Substitute 4 cans of Food You Feel Good About Great Northern Beans, undrained. Begin recipe at step 3 and eliminate step 5.

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