Great Nothern Beans With Leeks and Bacon

“This recipe was in our local newspaper food insert "Relish". I wanted to post the recipe here to access it easily.”
READY IN:
2hrs 50mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place beans in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 1 hour. Drain beans and return to pot. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, but not mushy, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Drain beans, reserving some cooking water. Return beans to pan.
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet; cook over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add olive oil to skillet. Add leeks and garlic; saute 10 minutes. Add to beans. Crumble bacon and add to beans with salt and pepper. Add cooking water if beans seem dry. Serve hot.

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