*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                  GRATIN OF RED BEANS (NEW ORLEANS STYLE)
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Low Fat                          Vegetarian
                 Main Dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       lg           Onions coarsely chopped
    8       fl           Vegetable stock
    4                    Red peppers coarsely chopped
    4                    Stalks celery chopped
      1/2   ts           Cumin
    1       t            Coriander
            pn           Cayenne pepper
      1/2   ts           Dried thyme
      1/4   ts           Dried oregano
    1       cn           (14 oz) chopped tomatoes
    1                    Bay leaf
                         Salt and freshly ground
                         -pepper to taste
    4       fl           Red wine
    2       cn           Kidney beans (14 oz each)
                         -drained and rinsed
    2       tb           Dry wholemeal breadcrumbs
    2       tb           Grated parmesan cheese
 
   1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, 200 degrees C, gas
   mark 6.
   
   2. Put the onions in a frying pan with 6 fl or 180 ml
   of stock.  Cover. Boil for 5 minutes.  Uncover.
   Reduce heat somewhat and simmer until amber brown and
   beginning to stick to the pan.
   
   3.  Stir in peppers, celery and a splash of stock.
   Stir and cook until the added vegetables are softened.
   
   4.  Stir in cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, thyme,
   oregano tomatoes, bay leaf, salt, pepper and wine.
   Simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 to 30 minutes
   until thick and savoury.
   
   5.  Stir in the beans.  Spread in a baking dish.
   Sprinkle with a mixture of bread crumbs and grated
   cheese.
   
   The recipe can be prepared to this point and
   refridgerated until needed.
   
   6.  Bake the beans for 30 minutes uncovered until
   bubbling and browned on top.
   
   For a very low fat recipe ommit the cheese.
  
 
 
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