Take familiar techniques, like mashing, and apply them in new ways for this delicious side.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring often, until golden, about 1 minute.
Add beans, sage, and 1 1/4 cups water. Cook, stirring often, until beans are hot and liquid thickens, about 4 minutes.
Mash beans, leaving some whole. Season with salt and pepper.