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       Title: BEAN VEGETABLE MEDLEY
  Categories: Main dish, Vegetables
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       3 tb Vegetable oil
       1 x  Large onion, diced
       2 x  Stalks celery, sliced
       1 x  Med. green pepper, *
       2 x  Med. tomatoes, diced
       2 c  Red kidney beans, drained **
       1 pk Frozen baby lima beans,10 oz
       1 c  Quick cooking barley
     2/3 c  Chopped parsley
   1 1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Dried basil leaves
     1/4 ts Ground black pepper
       3 c  Boiling water
       2 tb Grated Cheddar cheese
  
   Tips:  This dish can be assembled and baked later.
   Add the boiling water just before baking.  Baking time
   should be increased by 15 minutes when starting
   refrigerated temperature. *  Green pepper cut into
   strips. ** 15-1/2 oz. cans each.
      Heat oil in a large skillet.  Add onion, celery,
   and green pepper. Cook slowly for 10 minutes.  Do not
   brown.
      Stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, barley, parsley,
   salt, basil, and black pepper.
      Transfer mixture to a buttered 2-to 3 quart
   casserole with lid.  Add boiling water.  Cover.
      Bake at 350 degrees F for 1-1/2 hours or until
   barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.  Sprinkle
   with grated cheese before serving. Good served with:
   Marinated, slightlt blanched mixed vegetables, hot
   French bread and butter. From:  My Great Recipes
  
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