Brothy Heirloom Beans with Cream

Brothy Heirloom Beans with Cream

Can be used with any of our beans!

2 cups mixed dried heirloom beans, soaked overnight

2 quarts chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth

4 sprigs thyme, plus leaves for serving

Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

½ cup heavy cream

Flaky sea salt

Olive oil (for serving)

Bring beans, stock, and thyme sprigs to a gentle simmer in a medium pot over medium-high. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, skimming any foam from surface, until beans are tender, 1–1½ hours, depending on types. Discard thyme. Season with kosher salt and pepper, remove from heat, and let sit 30 minutes. Return to a simmer; stir in cream. Season with more kosher salt and pepper if needed. Serve topped with thyme leaves and sea salt and drizzled with oil. Beans can be cooked 3 days ahead. Let cool: cover and chill. 

Recipe credit Bon Appetit

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