Stewed cellini beans
Rancho Gordo cellini beans
carrot, peeled and diced
Make a basic mirepoix: 1 part celery, 1 part carrot to 2 parts onion and saute with bacon and bacon drippings or until vegetables are softened, about 7-8 minutes. Add 1 T. unsalted butter if you like. Add beans and enough water to cover. If you pre-soak the beans, they will cook more quickly than if not.
Bring to a boil and simmer for five minutes. Lower heat to the lowest possible setting and cover. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the beans are tender. If the liquid reduces, add more water.
Check seasoning, garnish with chopped herbs and serve immediately. In the pic above, I added a splash of garlic vinegar.