Beans With Pancetta and Caramelized Onions
Serves 8| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- In a large saucepan, combine oil and pancetta and cook over low heat until crisp and golden brown, about 4 to 6 minutes. Drain pancetta on a paper towel and reserve.
- In the same pan, cook onions over medium heat until golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Tilt pan to remove excess fat; add beans, bay leaf, and 2 1/2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until beans are tender, about 50 to 60 minutes.
- Add pancetta and season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Per Serving
- Calories 131
- Calcium 97mg
- Carbohydrate 16g
- Cholesterol 10mg
- Fat 5g
- Fiber 4g
- Iron 1mg
- Protein 6mg
- Sat Fat 1g
- Sodium 220mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
Soaking the beans for a few hours before cooking is not necessary but will cut the cooking time.