White Beans Mexicali

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 35 minutes

Serves:Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 3-15 oz. cans white cannellini beans
  • 15 oz. can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp green chilies, chopped
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • hot sauce to taste (optional)

Directions

Place onion, celery, carrot, water and garlic in a medium sauce pot. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add beans, tomatoes, green chilies, vegetable broth, chili powder, cumin and crushed red pepper. Cook over low heat for 20 minutes, partially covered. Add spinach and cook for 3 minutes. Season with hot sauce to taste. Serve over rice.

Hint: This freezes well and reheats easily in a microwave.