Skillet Beans

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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6
Servings
88
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
26mg
3%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
29µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
76mg
11%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
6mg
0%
Water
87g
3%

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.