Beans in Tomato Sauce

1 cup dried cannellini beans
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
3 leaves fresh sage, chopped
1 cup tomato puree
freshly ground black pepper

Soak and drain beans.

Combine beans with 6 cups cold water in saucepan over medium high heat. simmer, uncovered, about 1 hour, until beans are tender. Season with salt and cool to room temperature. Drain.

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and sage and cook for 1 minute. Add tomato puree and cook abut 2 minutes longer. Add beans ans simmer 10 -15 minutes. Season to taste.