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Beans and Greens Recipe
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Beans and Greens

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"This recipe is great for vegetarians or people who just like beans, and it freezes well."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place broth and spinach in a pot over medium heat, and cook 5 minutes, or until spinach is thawed. Mix in dark and light kidney beans, black beans and liquid, great northern beans and liquid, pinto beans and liquid, and oil. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 04, 2008

great recipe, but very high in sodium, I would suggest, rinsing the beans, and replacing the liquid with water. This would cut down on some of the sodium and make the recipe more healthy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2008

This HEALTHY recipe has over 800 MG sodium per serving. the convenience of canned beans is very costly sodium wise. Use low sodium beans, home cooked beans, or at least drain and wash the canned beans. This will cut about 24% of sodium.

Oct 03, 2007

Delicious and Easy! I sauteed fresh onion and garlic first, added the frozen spinach and enough broth to cover. Let that cook, then added the beans and spices. Even the kids ate some! (with help).

Dec 13, 2006

Very good! I added a can of diced tomatoes and 1c. diced onion, and substituted a quart of tomato juice for half the broth. Very good, very filling, and it freezes well too!

Aug 06, 2013

This was wonderful! It's so healthy and simple. I added a can of (no salt added) corn and a can of diced potatoes. Definitely a keeper. Everyone loved it! This cooks well in the slow cooker for 4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low.

May 15, 2007

This was okay, but not one of my favorites. The broth consists mostly of the water and salt out of the canned beans. It was pretty salty, but didn't have enough other flavors. I would recommend rinsing and draining the beans, then making your own broth by adding curry or other spices. To me, this recipe has way too much of a "straight out of the can" taste to it.

Jan 04, 2008

Next time I'll just buy a bag of 15 beans and go from there. I don't care for canned beans.

Nov 29, 2008

This is more like soup than anything else and it tastes okay but just okay. It is certainly healthy and easy but it could taste so much better if it was tweaked a bit. I would add onions, fresh garlic instead of powdered,red peppers tomatoes and some herb


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  • Calories
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 8.3 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 568 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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