Johnny Sansone’s recipe for white beans and cabbage

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – When Johnny Sansone isn’t playing the blues on a world tour, he likes to cook. He even has his own herb garden that he puts to use during his time at home.

One of his favorite recipes is for white beans and cabbage. It is a delicious meal that will warm your heart and feed your soul. Try it at home with the recipe below:

Jumpin’ Johnny’s White Bean and Cabbage Power Pot

  • 1 pound white beans
  • 1 ½ sweet onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 head garlic, chopped
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cajun seasoning
  • ½ head green cabbage, chopped
  • Grated pecorino or Parmesan cheese
  • Crusty bread for serving

Soak the beans in water for at least 6 hours. Heat in a medium-large cast-iron skillet or Ditch oven over low heat. Add the onions and oil. Season with salt and pepper. Caramelize the onions slowly. Add a splash of wine if necessary then add garlic and sauté until garlic is fragrant. Add the drained beans and enough chicken stock to cover. Add the bay leaf, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Simmer for a few hours and until the beans are tender. Add the cabbage and simmer. Remove the bay leaf. Season to taste. Add cheese and crusty bread, serve.

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