I couldn’t wait to make this when I first saw the photo of borlotti beans in tomato sauce over polenta in the Heirloom Beans cookbook by Steven Sando of Rancho Gordo. You are probably wondering when we will get sick of beans. We have made pot beans, and ham and bean soup over the last couple of weeks, and now cranberry beans in tomato sauce over polenta. And we haven’t even told you about all of our bean meals….
Would you think I was crazy if I told you that beans have become one of my comfort foods? Our cold, dreary Northwest winter weather has a way of making me want comfort food like soup and vegetable braises, and beans seem to make their way into these dishes quite often. It’s hard to think of a better comfort food – they’re healthy, relatively low in calories, and they go in just about anything.