Tag Archives: kidney beans

Broccoli Rabe, White Beans, Garlic, Sausage, and Fried eggs

4 May

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This was a great leftover meal that turned into one of my favorites.

Now I make all the ingredients just to eat it.

4 cloves of garlic

8 tablespoons of olive oil

One 16 ounce bag of frozen broccoli rabe, defrosted and squeezed dry.

One can of drained small white kidney beans

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

One pound of crumbled sausage

Two fried eggs for every serving

Dash of hot sauce

Heat the oil

Add the garlic and cook till slightly brown

Add the broccoli rabe, salt and pepper.

Cook for about five minutes.

Add the beans and cook till all the liquid is almost evaporated.

Take off the heat and adjust your salt.

In another pan crumble the sausage and cook till brown and well done.

Drain on a paper towel.

In the same frying pan fry two eggs. I like mine flipped over to really cook the whites.

Place four heaping tablespoons  of the bean and broccoli mixture in a bowl

Add three to four tablespoons of crumbled sausage

Top with the two fried eggs

Drizzle some hot sauce if you like.

I felt so healthy after I ate this.

I rewarded myself with peanut M&Ms.

 

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Beef Barley Soup

3 Feb

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It is always good to remember that you can add almost anything to a soup but I like this soup plain.

1 1/2 pound  of diced beef. I use an inexpensive cut like chuck because it has a good flavor.

3 big marrow bones. The marrow gives another great flavor.

One large chopped onion

4 chopped carrots

3 stalks diced celery

2 bay leaves

4  beef bouillon cubes

48 ounces beef stock

4 cups water

One can small white kidney  beans

2 cups packed fresh baby spinach

1 1/2 cups barley

One teaspoon salt

3 1/2 cups water

Heat three tablespoons oil in a good size soup pot.

Sprinkle salt and pepper on the marrow bones and slowly brown on all sides.

Add enough water to cover the bones, bring to a boil and then simmer.

The marrow should melt out of the bones. Set aside and chill, then  remove the top layer of congealed fat.

Remove from the pan.

Add two more tablespoons of oil and add the diced meat

Season with salt and pepper

Cook till the meat is brown and remove from the pan

Add the carrots, onion and celery and cook till soft about 5 minutes

Add the meat, bones and broth from the bones, vegetables, bay leaf, water, bouillon cubes and beef broth.

Bring to a boil then simmer.

Add the entire can, including the juice from the can of white beans

Boil the barley in the salted 3 cups of water till chewy about 30 minutes. Most of the water will be absorbed.

Add the barley to the simmering beef soup

Add the spinach

Let simmer for one hour then remove the bay leaves.

I leave the bones in the soup just because they look weird.

Serve with grated cheese and some crusty bread.