2 C dried Northern white beans (soaked overnight in enough water to cover beans)
5 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
1/4 C chopped fresh parsley
1/2 C chopped fresh sage
1t kosher salt
1/2t black pepper
4T extra virgin olive oil
Place all ingredients in a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Add just enough water to cover beans. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 2 hours with a lid until beans are tender. Add water as needed. Add more salt and pepper to taste. With a potatoe masher (or bean masher as it may be...), mash some of the beans for a thicker consistency.