“This was the orginal bean dish my colleague Dominic brought to the office that started a bean cook-off with us. These were so darn good with crusty bread. Prep/cook time does not include time to soak beans. I've also made these with canned cannellini to reduce cooking time drastically.”
4hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse, then soak beans overnight in large pan full of water.
  2. The next day, drain and add fresh water.
  3. Be sure to cover beans with at least 3 inches of fresh water.
  4. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Immediately lower heat and gently simmer until tender, adding more water as necessary.
  6. (This may take 3- 4 hrs).
  7. Set aside.
  8. Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium heat.
  9. When hot, add garlic and sage.
  10. Cook, stirring frequently, until garlic begins to brown.
  11. Add beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  12. Cook approximately 30 minutes, until very thick.
  13. Remove from heat.
  14. Serve immediately with grated cheese.

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