chicken meatballs and baked beans with swiss chard

21 Aug

 

i came across the recipe for baked beans and ripped it out since it looked tasty! and i’ve never had baked beans before!   they didnt disappoint!   i served them with a nice salad and chicken meatballs

 

 

baked beans with swiss chard

adapted from foodnetwork

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small bunch Swiss chard stems removed, leaves chopped
  • 1 package diced prosciutto
  • 1 15-ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can Cannellini beans, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft and golden, about 7 minutes.

Add the chard, prosciutto and 1/4 cup water to the skillet; cook, stirring, until the chard wilts slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juice, increase the heat to medium high and simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Add the back and kidney beans, then add the cannellini beans and their liquid. Add the  thyme and oregano and return to a simmer.

Coarsely mash about one-quarter of the beans in the skillet with a potato masher or fork to thicken the mixture; season with salt. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish. Cover and bake 45 minutes, then uncover and bake 10 more minutes.

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