BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Butter Beans with Roasted Tomatoes

This is a simple, comforting peasant side dish/appetizer that can be quickly and cheaply transformed into a whole meal by adding pasta. Simply toss the bean-tomato mixture with a pound of freshly-cooked linguine or spaghetti, toss with more Parmesan and parsley and easily serve at least 4 people.

Personally, I like to eat the bean mixture on its own, hot with either a spoon or crusty bread for dipping.

  • ingredients
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for finishing Pantry
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped Pantry
  • 1/2 onion, chopped $0.50 for a whole onion
  • 1 can fire-roasted chopped tomatoes $2
  • 1 can butter beans, drained and rinsed $1.50
  • 1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped, plus more for garnish $1 for a bunch
  • 1/8 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish $3.50 for 12 oz.
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
Total Cost of Ingredients $8.50


Heat oil over medium-low heat in a medium frying pan (make sure it has a fitted lid). Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes, until soft and very fragrant.

Add the tomatoes (and the juice that comes with them) and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes, until slightly reduced.

Add the beans, cover and cook for another 5-6 minutes, until heated through. Stir in the parsley, Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon into serving bowls and garnish with more olive oil, parsley and Parmesan.

Serves 2.

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bdclary, on Jun 1, 05:03 PM, wrote:

Sounds good. What size cans of tomatoes and beans? 15oz? 28z?

Sally, on Jun 6, 07:41 AM, wrote:

My aunt gave me a jar of butter beans in tomato sauce as a gag gift, because we both thought they looked so freaky and weird.
Now that I know people actually eat them I won’t be so afraid to open that jar.

tobey, on Jun 9, 06:51 AM, wrote:

made this last night….amaaaaazing! love your recipes they are so creative.