Beans with tomato sauce

Ingredients for 4 people:

Fagioli all'uccelletto
  • 400 grs beans
  • 300 grs ripe tomatoes
  • 10 sage leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Preparation:

Soak cannellini beans in water for 12 hours (if you use dried beans) and boil. Cut every clove of garlic into 4 pieces and brown in olive oil, adding sage, diced tomatoes and salt. Cook for 5 minutes. Then add beans with a bit of cooking water and boil for twenty minutes, until liquid is completely evaporated. Serve hot with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle with ground pepper.