An easy weeknight meal, greens and beans make a healthy, nicely balanced snack or meal. You can always add more meat or greens to suit your taste & dietary needs.
Vallarta Beans from Rancho Gordo (or other small-medium size firm bean)
2 Cups spinach per serving
1 inch cube smoked pancetta per serving, diced (can use regular pancetta too)
Prep the beans by soaking for 6-8 hours in room temperature water. Strain and put the beans in a large pot, cover with 3 inches of water and simmer for 1-2 hours; do not boil, do not let the pot run dry. Strain and you can reserve for up to a week in the refrigerator. Use 1/2 cup cooked beans per serving.
Fry the pancetta in a medium hot pan; when beginning to brown add the beans and cook until hot. Add the spinach and cook until wilted; serve.