What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? A Burst of Flavor: White Bean Hot Dish! One of the secrets of being a seasoned cook is knowing when to use quality ingredients to your advantage. Especially when you’re short on time or just needing a mid-week break. I keep my pantry stocked with what I refer to as “staples”; standby products that produce excellent results. Then on the nights when we are on the go, I can turn to a delicious alternative while serving another food-lover’s favorite. Pat yourself on the back and make yourself a hero, too.
WHITE BEAN HOT DISH
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 sweet yellow onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 24-ounce jar Randall’s Great Northern Beans*
16 ounces ham, cooked and shredded
16 ounces baby carrots
14.5 ounces diced potatoes, including liquid
3 bay leaves
In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Sauté chopped onions in seasoned salt and pepper until they turn opaque. Reduce heat to medium. Add beans, ham, carrots, and potatoes. Stir to combine thoroughly. Add bay leaves and celery seed. Cover and reduce to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove lid and simmer longer for thicker results. Before serving remove bay leaves.
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