This is the best recipe to have when you're hosting a party on a budget and/or don't have a lot of time to cook. The reduced brown ale and tomato water create a great nutty flavor and consistency thick enough to top bread, fish or chicken. —alyson mance
grape tomatoes, halved
cloves garlic, chopped
cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
each salt and pepper
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add garlic, shallots and thyme. Cook until softened and translucent, about 2 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes and cook for another minute. Add beer. Increase heat and bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes until most of the liquid has reduced and sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon. Stir in beans and remove from heat. Serve immediately.
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