Rating: 4 stars
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Cassoulet—a rich, slow-cooked bean stew with meat—is reinvented here as a quick-cooking vegetarian dish, starting with canned beans and using mushrooms to lend a meaty mouthfeel and earthy flavor.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2011

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Credit: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr, Leigh Ann Ross

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total:
38 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 5 cups water to a boil in a large stainless-steel skillet, and add asparagus to pan. Cover and cook 2 minutes; drain. Rinse asparagus with cold water; drain well. Set aside.

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  • Return pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil, swirling to coat. Add mushrooms, shallots, and garlic; sauté 8 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add wine; cook 3 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Stir in broth, marjoram, and beans; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 12 minutes or until thick and beans are very tender. Stir in black pepper.

  • Preheat broiler.

  • Place French bread and butter in a food processor, and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and cheese to coarse breadcrumbs; pulse until combined. Stir asparagus into bean mixture; sprinkle coarse breadcrumb mixture evenly over bean mixture. Broil 3 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

328 calories; fat 14.2g; saturated fat 4.6g; mono fat 6.5g; poly fat 1g; protein 15.7g; carbohydrates 36.3g; fiber 8.8g; cholesterol 16mg; iron 5.7mg; sodium 530mg; calcium 198mg.
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