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Bean and Kale Ragu

Bean and Kale Ragu Recipe


Simmer leafy green kale, canned tomatoes with chile peppers, onions, garlic, spices, and fresh herbs with plump, white canned cannellini beans to make this savory, Italian-inspired ragu or vegetable stew.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 leaf (blank)s bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and kale. Cook and stir until the onions become transparent and the kale wilts and reduces in volume, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium. Stir the tomatoes and green chiles, garlic, water, bay leaves, cumin, and onion powder into the kale mixture. Simmer the vegetable mixture until the kale is soft, about 1 hour. Stir in the cannellini beans and continue simmering until beans are heated through, about 10 minutes. Stir in the oregano and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutritional Information

Bean and Kale Ragu

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 206.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 17 %
carbohydrates: 10 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 32 %
fat: 9 %
saturated fat: 4 %
vitamin a iu: 238 %
niacin equivalents: 14 %
vitamin b6: 20 %
vitamin c: 162 %
folate: 8 %
calcium: 17 %
iron: 20 %
magnesium: 13 %
potassium: 13 %
sodium: 24 %
thiamin: 12 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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