Kale & Bean Stew
I hope that those of you that need this info sure do find it helpful. Thee funny thing is, I sometimes think the kids find this blog more helpful than any of the readers. Since we’ve been blogging, I’ve come up with more ways to reinvent the wheel than I ever thought I would. It’s not to say that I wasn’t creative in the kitchen before the blog, but now, I feel like there’s even more people to feed! And of course, I mean that in the best way possible. I figure, if I can’t eat it, I sure hope someone else out there finds this yummy.
So, kale and beans? Think I’m crazy… don’t knock it until you’ve tried it 🙂 And don’t skimp on the kale. The cool thing about this dish is that it masks the kale. ANNNDDDD Kid Two is happy to report that it tastes like Sloppy Joe. He says that the texture of the beans tricks his brain into thinking it’s turkey, yet, he’s not “tired of the same old Sloppy Joe.” I was so excited to hear his stellar report. Kid Three (not to be left out) wants you all to know that it’s very warm and filling.
With this dish, I would say use it as a guide. Get bold with your flavors. Even try a cream sauce instead of a red. I’m sure I’ll be doing that at some point in the future. Enjoy!!
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Corn Free, Yeast Free, Peanut Free, Cane Sugar Free, Vegan, GAPs Compatible
For GAPs: Use Organic Navy Beans
4 TBSP Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2/3 bunch (12 leaves) Organic Purple Curly Kale, chopped
3 stalks Organic Celery
45 ounces Eden Organic Cannellini Beans (3 regular cans or 1 big can and 1 regular can)
12 ounces Organic Tomato Paste
10 TBSP Organic Caramelized Onions
1 TBSP Sea Salt
2 tsp Braggs Organic Herbs & Spices
6 tsp Organic Maple Butter
Prepare your kale and celery first. Preheat a large non-stick pan on medium heat (275), and start with the olive oil and kale. After several minutes, add in the celery. Mix them together well, and allow them to cook for several minutes. Finally, add in all of the other ingredients and continue to mix everything well. Do not drain the beans when you add them. The liquid in the can will help make the tomato paste more of a sauce. The total cook time is 21 minutes. It’s totally OK if you go a bit over or under.
Here are the pics I know you’ve been waiting for 🙂