Skillet Beans

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Skillet Beans
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Flavorful and easy, this bean recipe is a satisfying meal that can be put together in minutes on the stovetop.

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Ready in
1 h
6
Servings
356
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound dried beans, soaked
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 Cup tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

Directions

Place the beans in a pot with 8 cups of water and the green bell pepper and bring to a boil. Cover and boil over moderate-low heat until the beans are tender.

In a skillet or frying pan, heat the olive oil and add the onion, garlic, oregano, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Sauté on moderate heat for 5 minutes.

Add onion and tomato mixture to the beans and add the potato and salt.

Cover and cook over high heat until water is boiling, about 5 minutes.

Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes or until beans are completely tender sauce has thickened.

Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4.2%
Protein
20g
39%
Carbs
60g
20%
Vitamin A
8µg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
25%
Vitamin C
23mg
39%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
202mg
20%
Fiber
14g
55%
Folate (food)
310µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
310µg
78%
Iron
9mg
49%
Magnesium
165mg
41%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
279mg
40%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
1752mg
50%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.2%
Sodium
329mg
14%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
26.8%
Zinc
3mg
20%

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