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HOW TO COOK CANNED CANNELLINI BEANS

Don’t you just LOVE cannellini beans? Oh wait, you aren’t sure what they are? How about I tell you all about how to cook canned cannellini beans and we can discuss your other questions too?

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HOW TO COOK CANNED CANNELLINI BEANS

WHAT ARE CANNELLINI BEANS?

Cannellini beans are one of the white beans. You will find Cannellini beans in your canned food section near the other canned beans. They are a white color, shaped like a kidney bean and have a mild nutty flavor.

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HOW DO PEOPLE USE CANNELLINI BEANS?

Some folks love to just eat a bowl of plain cannellini beans (and I’ll show you a terrific recipe for that at the end of this post). Others like to use cannellini beans in the following recipes:

  • Chili with Cannellini beans
  • Cannellini beans in salads
  • Ham with canned cannellini beans
  • Canned cannellini beans as a substitute for navy beans, lima beans or great northern beans

ARE CANNELLINI BEANS GOOD FOR YOU?

Those cannellini beans are as good for you as other types of beans! They are loaded with protein and fiber and have lots of other nutrients! These beans are low in fat too!

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HOW TO COOK CANNED CANNELLINI BEANS

HOW TO COOK CANNELLINI BEANS IN THE OVEN

Simply follow the recipe below, BUT, cook your bacon in a pan first and add that cooked bacon and the bacon fat to the rest of the ingredients. Pour those ingredients into an appropriate sized baking dish (1 quart) that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Heat at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

You can size up the recipe for as many people as you want to feed. The recipe as written feeds 2 people. Don’t forget to increase the spices and bacon for the increased number of people you want to feed.

HOW TO COOK CANNELLINI BEANS IN THE CROCKPOT

Cannellini beans are excellent in the crockpot because they can stand up to heating for a while. Use the recipe below, BUT, first cook the bacon in a skillet and add that bacon, the bacon grease and the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot.

Heat on low for 3-6 hours.

Remember that this recipe serves 2 people and if your crockpot is the typical size 3-4 quarts, you will need to increase the recipe by at least 2 or maybe 3 times.

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HOW TO COOK CANNED CANNELLINI BEANS

HOW TO REHEAT CANNELLINI BEANS

To reheat cannellini beans, simply place your baking dish in the oven at 350 and allow to heat for 20 minutes until heated through.

OR

Reheat on the stove top over medium heat until heated through (about 5 minutes).

HOW LONG DO CANNELLINI BEANS KEEP?

You should place your beans in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking them and then they will be good for about 5 days.

CAN YOU FREEZE CANNELLINI BEANS?

YES! Place your cooked cannellini beans in a freezer safe container and remove as much air as possible. Freeze for up to 6 months.

WHAT DO YOU SERVE CANNELLINI BEANS WITH?

Make a wonderful easy meal and serve your cannellini beans with Meatloaf, fresh squash and cornbread!

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TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CANNELLINI BEANS

  • Pour off the water from the can of beans, it doesn’t taste that good.
  • This recipe is for 2 people, if you want to serve more people, you will have to increase the recipe by as many people as you need to serve. Don’t forget to increase the spices as well.

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THE RECIPE FOR HOW TO COOK CANNED CANNELLINI BEANS

 

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HOW TO COOK CANNED CANNELLINI BEANS

This is an easy recipe for how to cook canned cannellini beans
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cannellini beans, navy beans, canned cannellini beans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 180kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 slice of thick cut bacon cut into 5 pieces (regular is fine if that is what you have)
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of cannellini beans drained
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp vinegar white or cider
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional

Instructions

  • In a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat, place the bacon pieces and allow to fry till crispy.
  • Add the beans, water, sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper (optional) and stir
  • Stir frequently until heated through and bubbly throughout.  Serve hot and offer hot sauce, chopped onion or chopped jalapeno as garnish.

Notes

  • Pour off the water from the can of beans, it doesn’t taste that good.
  • This recipe is for 2 people, if you want to serve more people, you will have to increase the recipe by as many people as you need to serve.  Don’t forget to increase the spices as well.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
HOW TO COOK CANNED CANNELLINI BEANS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A VERSE TO SHARE

This is one of my favorite passages. After Jesus has been crucified, he appeared to the disciples while they were fishing.

Can you imagine, you have just witnessed such a devastating thing and your beloved is dead and gone when suddenly he calls to you from the shore while you are fishing?

Seriously,

I wouldn’t have been able to get to shore quick enough, just like Simon Peter who just jumps in the water and runs!

Can you even imagine what a joyous reunion that was?

And here is the thing that gets me, Jesus had a fire built and a meal fixed with bread and fish. How gracious! He knows that his disciples are grieving and missing him and what does he do? He fixes them a meal. It brings me to tears.

Sometimes fixing a meal is the kindest most loving thing that you can ever do for hurting people. You don’t even have to say a word.

John 21: 4-9

Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”

“No,” they answered.

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.”When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

 

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Charity

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Thanks Wendi!! You wonderful! 😊

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Hi Charity! Thanks for leaving a comment. I hope you loved the beans!

Charity

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

The aroma from this dish smelled so amaze balls!! So succulent! I don’t even like beans but I am trying out different ones to change my palate. Yes yummy!!

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Hi Charity! I hope you loved them!

Annette

Thursday 22nd of August 2019

Really easy and delicious recipe to prepare!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 22nd of August 2019

Thanks Annette! Glad you enjoyed it!

Hollis Ramsey

Thursday 7th of February 2019

i prefer fresh grated garlic and chopped onions to powders, and lots of fresh chopped herbs, but this is okay, too.

random question -- if the apostles were SO broken up by the agony of the crucifixion, why did they go fishing instead of sitting shiva?

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 7th of February 2019

Hi Hollis, I too prefer lots of fresh ingredients, but typically the folks looking at my canned food recipes are looking for ways to doctor up the food with what might be in their pantry and cabinets. Too often this doesn’t include fresh herbs.

Regarding sitting shiva, I can’t really offer anything much, as I’m Christian and not that familiar with Jewish customs.

That said, I’m pretty sure that Jesus predicted that all the disciples would deny him. In fact, I’m pretty sure that with the temperament at the time, they had to deny him or suffer the same. Sitting shiva for him would have identified them as followers that are close enough to be brothers.

So, it’s my total guess that fishing offered a way that they could be together, talk and mourn without anyone overhearing.

If you’ve ever been a fisherman yourself, you’ll understand the great peace that accompanies hanging out by or in the water and waiting for a bite. It really does soothe the soul.

That’s just my own guess. Have a good week and blessings to you.

Char Gibson

Friday 31st of August 2018

i love your " three little graditudes" we often forget what we do have. this reminder in my e-mail makes me happy. i am retired and get so bored. so i cook. if i had a car, that would change things. keep doing what you doing. your fan always. have a nice labor day

Wendi Spraker

Friday 31st of August 2018

Hi Char! Thanks for the sweet comment! I LOVE that you have a wonderful attitude even though you would prefer to be out riding the roads, that is just beautiful! I'm your fan too! :)

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