Recipes Stewed Mushrooms and Beans 8 months ago 1 Comment Facebook Prev Article Next Article Facebook Prev Article Next Article Related Posts New Recipe: From Spring Berry Chocolate Traybake to Slow-roasted tomato tarte tatin admin March 12, 2021 Healthy Snickers Bars! September 25, 2021 New Recipe: Easy Easy Lemon Cream Cake Recipe From ‘Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy’ admin March 30, 2021 New Recipe: A wonderful marriage of chocolate and Guinness admin March 12, 2022 New Recipe: 10 Low-Carb High-Protein Snack Recipes That’ll Keep You Satisfied admin March 8, 2022 New Recipe: Lovina: Sewing Projects and Minister’s Delight | Agriculture admin April 2, 2022 About The Author More from this Author One Response BushyEyes September 14, 2021 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Inactive Time:: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Servings: 6 Calories: 425kcal ## Equipment * Large pot * Sieve or colander * Skillet ## Ingredients * 1 pound small dry white beans, soaked according to package instructions; or use 2 15-ounce cans navy beans and drain and rinse them first * 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil * 2 shallots peeled and diced, or use any onion variety * 3 ribs celery with leaves trimmed and diced * 2 tablespoons butter plant-based or dairy, optional * 12 ounces cremini mushrooms trimmed and thinly sliced * 2 teaspoons silk chili flakes (or use 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper/cayenne powder plus a little paprika) * 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme * 1/2 teaspoon dry parsley * 6 cups water or vegetable stock plus more if needed * Salt and pepper to taste ## Mushroom topping (optional): * 2 tablespoons butter plant-based or dairy * 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil * 4 ounces mushrooms of your choice such as beech, cremini, or shiitake * 1 ounce pine nuts, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, or your favorite nut/seed of choice * Salt to taste ## For serving: * Fresh parsley minced ## Instructions ## Soak the beans (optional): * If using dry beans, soak them according to package instructions in a large pot. Small beans may only need an hour or two of soaking time. Drain them and set them aside. Return the pot to the stovetop and wipe it out. ## Cook the aromatics: * Heat the extra virgin olive oil in the large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the shallots and celery and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 6-7 minutes. Season lightly with salt. ## Cook the mushrooms: * Melt the butter into the shallot and celery. Once frothy, add the mushrooms. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the mushrooms release all their liquid and begin to brown and crisp up around the edges. Season with salt. ## Cook the beans: * Add the silk chili, thyme, and parsley and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the soaked beans and toss to coat. ## Simmer the beans: * Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes or until the beans are tender. Small beans, like the Alubia Blanca, take around 1 hour to become tender. If using canned beans, simmer for only 30 minutes. Add more stock or water as necessary if the broth evaporates too quickly—taste and season with salt and pepper. ## Cook the topping: * Once the beans are ready to be served, prepare the topping. Heat the oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat until melted and frothy. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes until they begin to brown. Add the pine nuts and cook for an additional 2 minutes until browned. Be careful not to burn the pine nuts! Turn off the heat and season lightly with flaky sea salt. ## To serve: * Ladle the cooked beans into bowls and garnish with minced parsley. Scatter the warm mushroom and pine nuts on top. Enjoy! ## Nutrition Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 1208mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 5mg Reply Add Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.