Woah! I wonder what was I thinking when I came out with that name for this dish. Certainly, it's lean but mean.. hmm..well, I dont think beans make us mean, aren't they suppose to be good for our digestive system?
I have started to experiment with butter beans a little. I love them in soups but thought I could experiment and pop them in a pasta dish. The result was gorgeous, as the texture of the butter beans went well with fettucine, lean bacon and mushrooms.
Lean Mean Bean Fettucine (serves 4) 250 grams of fettucine or half a packet 1 can of butter beans, well drained 150 grams of lean bacon diced 2 cups of chopped buttom mushrooms 1 tablespoon of garlic 1/4 cup of olive oil
1) Cook pasta till al dente.
2) Fry bacon till slightly crisp. Drain on paper towels. Heat olive oil up. Fry garlic till fragrant. Add butter beans and cook till they turn slightly brown. Include in the mushrooms. Cook for around 5 minutes till soft.
3) Add bacon in and toss it well. Taste the mixture. If it appears too dry, add a little more olive oil and season as required. Add pasta and toss well.
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