Lemon Mashed Great Northern Beans

4 Mar

This side dish was amazingly flavorful and yummy, although not very beautiful.  It’s healthy, vegetarian, and would also make a great filling for a vegetarian burrito.  Zak and I both enjoyed it a lot and I know I’m going to be making it as a side again in the near future.  It was quick, easy, and filling.  The cilantro and lemon lent a touch of brightness to the earthy, creamy flavors of the beans.

Lemon Mashed Great Northern Beans

3 cups canned great northern beans

2 tbs. Brummel & Brown

1 small onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. sumac

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Heat Brummel & Brown over medium heat in a small stock pot until melted.  Add onion and sauté until translucent, 6-8 minutes.  Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.  Add beans, sumac, lemon juice, kosher salt, and freshly cracked black pepper and stir to combine.

Simmer 10-15 minutes until most of liquid is absorbed, smashing with flat of spatula to create a lumpy mash.  Add cilantro and stir to combine.  Garnish with some crushed red pepper flakes.

One Response to “Lemon Mashed Great Northern Beans”


  1. Lemon Mashed Great Northern Bean Enchiladas with Homemade Tortillas « Kelseyincleveland's Blog - March 16, 2011

    […] it, since the process seemed a little bit time consuming, and I wanted to make enchiladas with my lemon mashed Great Northern beans (since Zak is obsessed with them and is constantly making them for himself or asking me to make […]

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