Old Bay Cranberry Beans

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Serves 4 – from 366 Delicious Ways to Cook Rice, Beans and Grains.

This is a quick recipe for a tasty bean that is underutilized in this country. The beans are simply cooked along with aromatic vegetables and Old Bay Seasoning (usually used in crab boils).

1 cup fresh cranberry beans
4 cups water
1 onion, halved
1 celery stalk
1 small carrot
3 stems parsley
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
Salt

Combine the beans in a saucepan with everything except the salt. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently about 20 minutes until beans are tender. Discard the vegetables and parsley. Add salt to taste. Lift beans out of cooking water with slotted spoon and serve.