If making up to 2 days ahead, cover and chill bean mixture and bacon separately. Reheat in a microwave oven or stir often over medium heat.

Elena Cota, San Diego, California
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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat, stir bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes. Lift out with a slotted spoon and drain on towels.

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  • Add beans to drippings in pan; mash with a potato masher or beat with a mixer until creamy. Stir often over medium heat until hot, about 6 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, coarsely chop spinach. When beans are hot, add spinach; cover and stir occasionally, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Stir in half the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. If beans are not as creamy as you like, stir in a little broth. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; calories from fat 68%; protein 8.1g; fat 17g; saturated fat 7.3g; carbohydrates 9.6g; fiber 2.9g; sodium 419mg; cholesterol 27mg.