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Mixed Bean Cassoulet

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 45 mins Bake 350°F 15 mins to 20 mins Cook 1 hr 30 mins Stand 1 hr
Mixed Bean Cassoulet
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  dry Great Northern beans
  • 3/4  cup  dry pinto beans
  • 1/2  cup  dry garbanzo beans
  • 1/2  cup  chopped celery
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 1/2  cup  chopped carrot
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 3 1/2  cups  vegetable broth
  • 1/4  cup  water
  • 2/3  cup  dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1/4  cup  bottled roasted red sweet peppers, chopped
  • 1/4  cup  oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and snipped
  • 2  tablespoons  roasted garlic puree
  • 1  bay leaf
  • 1/4  teaspoon  dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 2  cups  soft sourdough bread crumbs
  • 2  tablespoons  butter or margarine, melted
  • 1  garlic, minced
Directions

1. Rinse beans. In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine beans and 8 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. (Or, place beans in water in Dutch oven. Cover and let soak in a cool place for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.) Drain and rinse beans; set aside.

2. In the same Dutch oven cook the celery, onion, and carrot in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or just until vegetables are tender. Add the drained beans, vegetable broth, the 1/4 cup water, and dried mushrooms. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour.

3. Stir in the roasted red peppers, dried tomatoes, garlic puree, bay leaf, thyme, oregano, and black pepper. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes more or until beans are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Discard bay leaf.

4. Transfer the bean mixture to a 2-quart casserole. In a small bowl combine the bread crumbs, melted butter, and garlic. Sprinkle over bean mixture. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degrees oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until bread crumbs are lightly toasted.

Nutrition Facts (Mixed Bean Cassoulet)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 359,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 10,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 53,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 13,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 15,
  • vit. A (IU) 1603,
  • vit. C (mg) 26,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 137,
  • sodium (mg) 674,
  • Potassium (mg) 740,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Starch () 4,
  • Lean Meat () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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