White Beans with Broccolini

  • 1/2 lb. smoked bacon; diced
  • 1 white onion; medium dice
  • 1 bunch broccolini; trimmed
  • 1 large can cannellini beans; drained and rinsed
  • 5-10 large garlic cloves, 1/2 minced, 1/2 thinly sliced
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Juice of 3 Lemons
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • Kosher Salt; to taste
  • Vegetable Oil; as needed

A delicious, protein packed addition to any meal!

Sweat bacon in a pan on medium high heat until bacon is about 1/2 way cooked. Add onion and sweat until bacon is fully cooked. Add beans and mix well with bacon and onions. Reduce heat to medium low. Add about 1/2 cup of wine along with the lemon juice and mix. Separately, heat a wok or a large sauté pan on high heat with 1-2 Tbsp. of vegetable oil. Add broccolini, shaved garlic, lemon zest, and salt, tossing rapidly until broccolini is crisp, but not blackened. Remove from heat and add crisp broccolini/garlic to bean mixture. Fold in broccolini and add remainder of fresh garlic. Salt to taste and cook for an additional two minutes. To serve- scoop beans and top with 2-3 pieces broccolini.