White Bean Ragu with Roasted Red Peppers


1 (15 oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed
1 small jar of roasted red peppers, drained and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
1/3 cup celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small shallot minced
2-3 tbs olive oil
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1 tbs tomato paste
fresh cilantro for garnish

This is delicious and easy way to make plain white beans exciting. They can be served over white rice or polenta.

  • In a frying pan add olive oil and using medium high heat add the garlic, tomato paste, shallot and chopped celery.
  • Cook stirring frequently for about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat if the garlic starts to brown too quickly.
  • Add the drained beans along with the red peppers and stir to mix.
  • Add about 1/3 cup of water and simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Using a fork smash some of the beans to thicken the sauce slightly.
  • Serve over  rice or  polenta and garnish with celery leaves.




15 min


15 min


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