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Kale with Stewed Tomatoes and White Beans

Kale with Stewed Tomatoes and White Beans || Aggie's Kitchen

Is kale still considered a health trend or can we agree that it’s here to stay? I feel like kale, quinoa, chia seeds and other super healthy foods came onto the scene hard over the last few years, with recipes for them floating around everywhere you turn. Personally, I love it and don’t consider any food that is good for you trendy in any way. I love that people are starting to embrace healthier foods and ingredients, even ones that might seem weird or a little intimidating (though, honestly, I’m still not 100% convinced I will like “chia pudding”).

I don’t really remember when I first started eating kale but I know that once I did I loved finding ways to add it into recipes. From frittatas to soups to salads, kale is so versatile and there really are so many ways to enjoy it. And let’s face it, you can’t help but feel super healthy after eating it. 🙂

Kale with Stewed Tomatoes and White Beans || Aggie's Kitchen

One of my favorite kale recipes is to cook it up with stewed tomatoes and white beans. This Kale with Stewed Tomatoes and White Beans dish is so simple to put together. I love that my grocery store now carries big bags of precut kale and I always have cans of stewed tomatoes and white beans like northern beans or cannellini beans in my pantry.

This dish is total winter comfort food in my opinion. It pairs up perfectly alongside some roasted Italian chicken or turkey sausage. A bowl on it’s own or over some whole wheat noodles with drizzle of olive oil and Parmesan cheese would be pretty awesome as well.

Enjoy!

Kale with Stewed Tomatoes and White Beans || Aggie's Kitchen

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Kale with Stewed Tomatoes and White Beans

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups chopped kale
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 15 oz cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can Bush's Reduced Sodium Northern Beans or Cannellini, drained not rinsed
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large braiser or pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic to pot and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring so that garlic doesn't burn. Add kale, a little at a time to pot, gently tossing with tongs and letting each batch cook down so that it all fits. Season kale with salt and pepper and add 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar.
  2. Add 2 cans stewed tomatoes and 1 can of Bush's Northern White Beans to pot. Gently toss to combine.
  3. Let cook for 10-12 minutes until kale is cooked down completely. Taste for seasoning.

This kale dish is delicious paired with roasted Italian sausage or chicken or simply on it's own as a vegetarian dish.

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19 Responses to “Kale with Stewed Tomatoes and White Beans”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted January 19, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Such a healthy meal Aggie! This looks lovely!

  2. Katie posted January 19, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I agree.. I don’t consider kale a trendy food. Just healthy and good for you! I have all these ingredients on hand. I might have to add this to my menu plan this week!

  3. bev @ bevcooks posted January 19, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Girl you know how I feel about all these things. Hold me.

  4. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek posted January 19, 2015 at 9:47 am

    This looks so yummy. I can’t wait to have Kale in my garden. I have the seeds. Just needs to warm up. In the mean time the store bought stuff will have to suffice.

  5. Liz posted January 19, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Sounds really good. Thank you!

  6. Donna@MoreThanHungry posted January 19, 2015 at 10:25 am

    For many years I’ve enjoyed stewed tomatoes and garbanzo beans as a satisfying and healthy lunch or side dish. I love the addition of kale. I always add a few good shakes of crushed red pepper to my bowl.
    Thanks!

  7. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted January 19, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Wow, we aren’t just on the same wavelength…I think we are actually sharing a brain! I published a kale post today too and my first paragraph…well, you’ll just have to see for yourself. I’ll trade you my kale salad for a bowl of this deliciousness! Kale and white beans are a match made in heaven.

  8. Gaby posted January 19, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    This looks so hearty and delicious!

  9. kim r kopp {the best is yet to come} posted January 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Kale is here to stay…. and I’m glad. LOVE this. Your pics are gorgeous. And love the suggestion to pair with roasted chicken sausages. Pinning to make soon!.

  10. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted January 20, 2015 at 7:12 am

    We eat a kale and bean soup with sausage almost every week – you’ve convinced me to skip the sausage next time!

  11. Chris MacDonald posted January 21, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    This soup was great, but I had to kick it up a notch. I added 1/2 jar of marinara sauce, hot pepper flakes, 4 Tblsp of Penzey’s Sunny Paris seasoning, and topped it off with grated parmesan cheese. I could eat this every night for a week – it’s soooooo good.

  12. Frrya posted March 11, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Hi this is delicious ! Can the leftovers be frozen and eaten next week?? X

    • Aggies Kitchen posted March 15, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Hi Frrya! So glad you enjoyed it! I have frozen similar dishes to this one just fine, though I haven’t frozen this particular recipe. I would think it be okay though!

  13. Kelly Culler posted January 24, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Just made this for lunch….delicious and so easy.  I did add a few red pepper flakes and grated cheese on top.  Would be great with an egg.  Thank you.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you! Love red pepper flakes…and would be awesome with an egg. I keep seeing a Shakshuka (??) recipe where eggs are cooked in tomato sauce, have you tried it?

  14. Elaine posted January 25, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Enjoyed & will make it again!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 31, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      wonderful to hear, thank you!

  15. Lisa Keenen posted February 8, 2017 at 11:47 am

    When I read the recipe I had to try it, I shared it with my brother he and I both made it with he added chicken to his and I sausage, it is delicious. I’m making it again today! Thanks for a great addition to my menu lists.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted February 8, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      that’s wonderful feedback Lisa! Great to hear you and your brother liked it, thank you!

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