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1-Pot: Vegetable Bean Casserole

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Casseroles, Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlButter
3   Garlic cloves - minced
2   Onions - chopped
2   Carrots - diced
1 tablespoon 15mlRed wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlDried rosemary - crushed
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlPepper
1 pinch  Hot pepper flakes
3 cups 711mlSpaghetti sauce
1 packet  Romano or kidney beans - drained and rinsed
2 cups 474mlRotini pasta
2 cups 292g / 10ozBroccoli - chopped
1/3 cup 48g / 1.7ozRomano cheese - fresh grated

Recipe Instructions

In nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat; cook garlic, onions and carrots, covered, for about 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in vinegar, rosemary, pepper and hot pepper flakes; cook, covered, for about 15 minutes or until onions are very soft. Stir in sauce; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer for about 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in beans; set aside.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 5 minutes. Add broccoli; [tip: peel broccoli stalks so that they will cook in the same amount of time as the florets.] cook for about 1 minute or until pasta is almost tender and broccoli is bright green and still crisp. Drain and return to pot. Stir in tomato mixture. Pour into greased 8-inch square baking dish; sprinkle with Romano cheese. Cover with foil.

[Can be prepared to this point and cooled in refrigerator. Cove and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Add 30 minutes to baking time.] Bake in 350F 180C oven for about 35 minutes or until heated through. Broil, uncovered, for about 2 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

Serve with crisp cucumber and red onion salad.

Dietary Information:

Per Serving: about 540 calories, 21 g protein, 15 g fat, 85 g carbohydrate, very high source fibre, good source calcium, excellent source iron

Canadian Living magazine, Nov 95 Presented in article "Hearty & Healthy: Casseroles See The Light" Recipe by Canadian Living Test Kitchen


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