Spicy White Bean Topping

Total Time
8 min
7 min
1 min
This rich-tasting bean topping, superfast and packed with fiber, will satisfy a big appetite. The hot chili sauce gives it an extra kick if you like things spicy.


olive oil

2 tsp, extra-virgin

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), or to taste, minced

sweet red pepper(s)

2 Tbsp, minced

chili sauce

½ tsp, Asian variety, or 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne

canned white beans

15½ oz, small variety, rinsed and drained

reduced-sodium chicken broth



  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Swirl in the oil. Using a garlic press, crush the garlic into the oil. Cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Stir in the bell pepper and chile sauce, cook 20 seconds, then remove the skillet from the heat.
  2. Remove 1 tablespoon of the beans and mash with the broth in a cup. Stir the whole beans and mashed beans into the bell pepper mixture in the skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring gently, until heated through.
  3. To Store the Topping: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to two days. Bring to room temperature before using.
  4. Use the Topping On: Six split and toasted English muffins, or three toasted large pita breads cut in half. Yields 1/4 cup per serving.

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