Monday, April 25, 2011

Meatless (Vegan) Monday: Vegan Butterbean and Tomato Ragout Recipe and Link-up

Day 115.

I received Speckled Butterbeans in my CSA box this week. Which, I'll admit, I've never even heard of. So, I thought I'd make a tomato and butterbean ragout just sort of on-the-fly for Vegan Monday. I ended up with a tomatoey, almost pasta saucey meal. I dig it.

Also, be sure to check out last week's recipe Palak Paneer Tofu, which is featured today at

Butterbean Ragout
2 C speckled butter beans, raw
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can rotel (I used rotel with habaneros)
3 oz. tomato paste
1/4 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
House seasoning, to taste
Olive oil

Brown onions and garlic in olive oil. Add tomatoes, rotel, tomato paste and butterbeans. Add a bit of water, if necessary, to fully cover and cook your beans. Season to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes or until beans are cooked through.

Serve over rice or pasta if desired.

The Results
Wow. Seriously delicious. Nice and spicy and super filling. Bonus: ridiculously cheap to make. A definite repeat for a quick and inexpensive family meal.

To participate this week on Veggie Converter, you will be able to comment or link your Meatless Monday meals while I post my Meatless Monday challenge to myself, Vegan Mondays. If you're a vegetarian or vegan blogger and would like to be featured for Vegan Mondays, link up, or contact
Today's Meatless·Vegan Monday meal is Girlichef's Roasted Vegetable Salad with Garlic & Rosemary.Yum! I love roasted vegetables and garlic.I make a roasted vegetable pasta but I've never had a roasted vegetable salad. This is definitely going on my to-try list.

Now for the link-up rules: post your link to a meatless (vegan or vegetarian, or even an attempted meatless) recipe that you've posted on your blog.
Next week, a reader recipe that was linked up this week will be highlighted on Meatless (Vegan) Mondays. Each week you link up or comment, gives you an opportunity to be featured the following week.

Please join the Meatless (Vegan) Monday link-up. What Vegan or Meatless Monday Meal is your family having today?

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  1. I can't find the linky. Maybe it's not up yet?

  2. Oh, speckled butter beans sound so good! This is a great ragout! Thanks for sharing my roasted veggie salad =) I'm bringing my Sourdough Bagels this week, but don't see the linky, so I'm going to leave it here in case I forget to check back later. Thanks so much for hosting =)

  3. Oh my, now that look so yum-my! Love it.

  4. Woops! Technical issues there all. Sorry about missing < and the whole thing goes haywire! It's up now.

  5. PS: @girlichef...I already starred those bagels in my greader. They look super yummy. And thanks all for the "yum"s.

  6. Mmm ... I adore speckled butter beans and your ragout sounds delicious. So does the roasted vegetable salad. Okay ... my mouth is watering big time! Thanks for sharing!

  7. i always love seeing what you're cookin' up, kristi! this ragout looks absolutely delicious!!

    thanks so much for linking up to magia mondays!


  8. Saw this on Make a Food-e-Friend. Had to stop by b/c I love butterbeans! (I also dig ro-tel.)

  9. Thanks for these recipes you make my day with these delicious alternatives.

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  11. Looks so good, I have been a veggie for almost 5 years and I can say that I dont miss meat at all.