Garbanzo Cassoulet

Garbanzo Cassoulet Category Beans and Grains 
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Ingredients And Procedures

-----Beans----- 1 1/2 c Garbanzos -- (dry)

7 c Water

1 sm Onion -- peeled (whole)

4 Whole Cloves

2 Cloves Garlic

1 Inch Slice Fresh Ginger

1 c Carrots -- cubed

-----Sauce----- 2 tb Oil

1 c Chopped Onion

1 tb Garlic -- minced

6 md Tomatoes

2 c Tomato Sauce

1 1/2 c Water

1 ts Dry Basil

1 ts Thyme

Salt And Pepper -- to taste -----Topping----- 2 tb Oil

1/2 c Parsley

2 c Bread Crumbs

Beans: Soak beans in water overnight. Drain, then add water to cooking pot so beans are covered with 1-2 in. of water. Stick cloves into peeled onion (left whole). Add to pot along with garlic and ginger. Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 min. Add carrots; simmer, covered, for 20 more minutes until beans and carrots are tender. Drain, reserving cooking liquid. Discard onions, garlic and ginger. Set aside. Sauce: Heat oil in skillet. Fry onion and garlic till onion is translucent. Stir in tomatoes. Add tomato sauce, reserved bean cooking liquid (or water), basil and thyme. Bring to boil; simmer, covered, for 45 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set sauce aside. Topping: Heat oil. Fry parsley and 1 cup bread crumbs for about 1 minute. Stir often. Mix with remaining 1 cup bread crumbs in a bowl. Set aside. Assembly: Preheat oven to 350F. Combine bean mixture and sauce in a deep casserole or baking dish. Sprinkle 1/3 of topping mixture on top. Bake for 15 min, then push topping layer down with back of spoon and sprinkle another 1/3 of topping on. Bake another 15 min, repeat procedure and add remaining topping. Bake 10 min, then place under broiler for 5 min or until lightly browned on top. Recipe By :

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