The World's Healthiest Foods

Pureed Navy Beans

Pureed navy beans are a great accompaniment to a meal that you might otherwise serve with potatoes or rice. They add extra flavor and nutrition with very little work. Our Healthy Sauté cooking method makes this even healthier by using no heated oils or fat.

Pureed Navy Beans Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cans navy beans, drained
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 + 1 TBS vegetable broth
salt and black pepper to taste
Directions:

  1. Heat 1 TBS broth in a 10-inch non-stick skillet. Healthy Sauté onions in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring frequently, until translucent. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute stirring constantly.
  2. Add beans, rosemary and broth. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Puree in blender making sure you don’t fill more than half full, and start on low speed. You will have to stop the blender a couple times and scrape the sides with a rubber spatula. Season with salt and pepper.

    Serves 4

Healthy Cooking Tips: It is best to stop the blender a couple of times and scrape the sides. By being patient with this, you won't need to add extra liquid, and your beans will have a firmer consistency when done.
This page was updated on: 2002-11-07 05:19:44
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