Smothered Beans with Leeks and Collard Greens Recipe

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Submitted by goodkittie

Makes 8 servings



Layering the beans and aromatic vegetables distributes the flavor evenly.

Recipe Ingredients for Smothered Beans with Leeks and Collard Greens

1 cup dried Great Northern beans
1/4 cup dried pinto beans
1 quart water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced leeks (about 2 large)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, divided
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 pound collard greens, chopped
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
14 1/2 ounce whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped

Recipe Directions for Smothered Beans with Leeks and Collard Greens

  1. Sort and wash beans; place in a large saucepan. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain beans. Add 1 quart water and return beans to pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes. Cool. Drain beans in a colander over a bowl, reserving cooking liquid; set beans aside. Add enough water to cooking liquid to equal 3 cups; set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add leeks, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until leeks are tender. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer leek mixture to a large bowl; add greens. Toss well to combine.

  3. Place half of greens mixture in bottom of Dutch oven; top with beans. Spread remaining greens mixture over beans. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Pour reserved liquid over greens. Cover and simmer over medium heat 1 hour or until beans are tender, stirring once. Uncover and stir in tomatoes; simmer 10 minutes.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 283.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
173
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
377mg
16%
Potassium
580mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
27.5g
9%
Dietary Fiber
8.9g
36%
Sugars
2.8g
Protein
8.6g
Vitamin A 59% Vitamin C 51%
Calcium 15% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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