Vegan & protein loaded, Best Sun-Dried Tomato Beans is a flavorful, healthy meal that kids love too. Affordable and easy to make.
- Sun-dried tomatoes (preserved in oil)
- Vegetable broth
- Oil from sun-dried tomatoes
- Yellow onion
- Fresh thyme
- Fresh oregano
- Tomato paste
- Red wine vinegar
- Cannellini or Great Northern beans
- Maple syrup
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
See recipe card for quantities.
Blending the sun-dried tomatoes incorporates their intense sweet-tart flavor evenly into the Best Sun-Dried Tomato Beans sauce.
Cook the aromatics, and herbs. Add the tomato paste and cook for another minute. Stir in the red wine vinegar, and vegetable broth and deglaze the skillet.
Add the white beans, or your favorite beans. Most varieties will work. Navy beans, and pinto beans are especially good substitutes for the cannellini or Great Northern beans.
The longer the beans simmer in the sauce, the more flavorful they are. However, if you're short on time, simmer for about 5 minutes or until they are warmed through.
- Beans - instead of cannellini or Great Northern, you can use pinto or navy
- Herbs - substitute the fresh thyme and oregano for 1 ½ teaspoons dried herbs as desired
- Spicy - add crushed red pepper while cooking to imbue heat into the dish
- Iron-rich - add chopped kale, collards, chard, or spinach for even more nutrients
If you like spice, see this Bean Curry with Roasted Potatoes on my website!
Use an immersion blender to blend the sun-dried tomatoes and vegetable broth for easier clean up.
Refrigerate any remaining Best Sun-Dried Tomato Beans in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
These ingredients stand up well to freezing.
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Dried herbs are more potent than fresh herbs. Use this ratio as a general rule of thumb: one tablespoon fresh herbs to one teaspoon dried herbs.
This means, use one-third the amount of dried herb for the fresh herb called for in the recipe.