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Chef John's Rocket Beans

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"Rocket is another name for arugula. I love to use it as an herb, but don't buy it in the herb section of the supermarket; buy it in the lettuce section. This is an incredibly fast, incredibly simple, but satisfying rustic bean side dish."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 160 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook bacon in olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Pour butter beans into bacon and drippings; toss lightly. Season with salt and black pepper; cook 3 more minutes to blend flavors.
  2. Stir garlic into beans and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Toss arugula into mixture and cook until wilted; remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 160 calories; 7.2 g fat; 15 g carbohydrates; 8.7 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 583 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I really liked this, but I wanted to make it more substantial so I added some broccoli. I cooked the bacon, then removed it from the pan. Then I cooked the broccoli in the bacon fat, salt, peppe...

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As I faithfully followed the recipe, my beans disintegrated, leaving an almost hummus like paste. I don't know if my canned beans were over-cooked, (at the bean factory), or if medium heat on my...

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I really liked this, but I wanted to make it more substantial so I added some broccoli. I cooked the bacon, then removed it from the pan. Then I cooked the broccoli in the bacon fat, salt, peppe...

This was awesome! I don't like Lima beans however these were delicious, with hints of smokey, tangy and salty. I am on a slow carb diet and these are a perfect addition to it. Yum! One note o...

I didn't change a thing in the recipe, however I did make it way to soon and had to reheat and because of that it wasn't as pretty, but it was still fantastic! I will make these again and again!

So fast and delicious! I actually forgot to sprinkle the lemon juice on at the end, and it was still amazing. I'll remember next time. I added a shake of Parmesan cheese. Family loved it!

These beans are so good! I couldn't find any arugula at my grocery store so I substituted baby spinach. Other than that, I didn't change a thing. Fast, easy, delicious.

As I faithfully followed the recipe, my beans disintegrated, leaving an almost hummus like paste. I don't know if my canned beans were over-cooked, (at the bean factory), or if medium heat on my...

This was perfect for the cool autumn day. Great taste, very quick and easy to make. I will make this again, but I will use more arugula, perhaps as much as twice the recipe.

This recipe is wonderful! It makes for a quick work day lunch as well. Didn't change a thing.

Way too much lemon for my liking. It's a great recipe otherwise, and I will make it again. Thank you.