|2 larges||Onions, chopped|
|4||Cloves garlic, minced|
|2||Green peppers, chopped|
|2 cans||(28 oz) crushed tomatoes (Progresso brand recommended)|
|2 tablespoons||Fresh oregano, chopped|
|1 tablespoon||Fresh thyme, chopped|
|½ teaspoon||Cayenne pepper or to taste (I like it hot)|
|2||Eggplants, skin left on, diced|
|3 cans||Kidney beans, drained (4 cans would be fine as well)|
Well, I'm on my second helping of this dish and have 8 more servings packed away in the freezer. It's based on Gabe Mirkin's "Famous Bean-Eggplant-Tomato Casserole". Modified because my dry beans turned out too old to use, I bought a different tomato product (crushed tomatoes rather than whole plum), and the full recipe wouldn't fit in my huge Dutch Oven pot (the larger stockpot was in the dishwasher :-P) so I used fewer beans and only 2 cans of tomatoes rather than 3. Anyway, it really hit the spot, I was starving.
In a very large pot or stockpot, bring onions, garlic, green peppers, tomatoes, oregano, thyme, bay leaves, and cayenne pepper to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add eggplant and beans and simmer for 25 minutes.
Warning: makes very large amount. If you make it all, freeze some in individual serving containers for later meals. Posted to fatfree digest V97 #021 by Michelle Dick <artemis@...> on Mar 09, 97
Random recipe of the day