1-pot vegetable bean casserole

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Butter
3 \N Garlic cloves, minced
2 \N Onions, chopped
2 \N Carrots, diced
1 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon Dried rosemary, crushed
½ teaspoon Pepper
1 pinch Hot pepper flakes
3 cups Spaghetti sauce
19 ounces Can Romano or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups Rotini pasta
2 cups Broccoli, chopped
⅓ cup Romano cheese, fresh grated

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.

4 servings for $10.14CDN [Nov 95] Per Serving: about 540 calories, 21 g protein, 15 g fat, 85 g carbohydrate, very high source fibre, good source calcium, excellent source iron Source: Canadian Living magazine, Nov 95 Presented in article "Hearty & Healthy: Casseroles See The Light" Recipe by Canadian Living Test Kitchen [-=PAM=-] PA_Meadows@...

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #342 From: "Paul A Meadows" <PA_Meadows@...> Date: Sat, 14 Dec 96 21:52:40 UT

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