Justin Wilson Lookin’ Back: White Beans

Serves 8-10


  • 4 cups of dried white beans, washed real well
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of chopped bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of Liquid Smoke
  • 1 cup of dried parsley
  • 2 cups of dry white wine
  • Salt to taste


Put the beans and water to cover by 2 or 3 inches in a large bowl. Let them soak at least 8 hours or overnight if possible.

Drain the beans.

Combine the beans, onions, peppers, garlic, Liquid Smoke, and parsley in a large pot, then add the wine and cold water to cover. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Cook over a low fire until beans mashed against the side of the pot are done.

You may need to add more hot water before the beans finish cooking. Do not add the salt until the beans are tender.

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