Spinach and Beans Au Gratin
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 15 oz can small white beans, drained
1 14 1/2 oz. reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 16 oz. can whole tomatoes in tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 10 oz. pkg. fresh spinach
1/4 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
1. In a 10-inch cast-iron or oven proof skillet, melt butter over low heat. Add onion and saute' 5 minutes or until onion softens and becomes translucent. Add garlic and saute' 1 minute. Add beans, chicken broth, tomatoes with juice, basil, oregano, rosemary, and ground red pepper. Cook, stirring occassionally, 15 minutes.
2. Add spinach, 1 cup at a time, to mixture. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until spinach wilts.
3. Heat broiler. Cover top of spinach and bean mixture with mozzarella. Broil mixture 4 inches from heat sourse until cheese melts and begins to brown. Serve immediately
click here for a printer frendly version of this page.