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Italian Style Baked Beans

An excellent source of Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, and Iron. A Good source of Vitamin C, Riboflavin and Calcium.
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (25 ml) canola oil
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 28 oz (798 ml) can diced tomatoes
  • 5.5 oz (156 ml) can of tomato paste plus one can water
  • 1 tsp each of dried basil, oregano and granulated sugar
  • pinch of hot pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) salt
  • ¼ cup (50 ml) Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 cups (1 L) cooked white pea beans
  • 1 cup (250 ml) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (250 ml) fine dry breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup (50 ml) chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp (25 ml) butter or margarine, melted

Directions

In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat oil. Add carrots, celery, garlic, onion and green pepper; saute 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, water, basil, oregano, sugar, hot pepper flakes, salt and 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the Parmesan cheese. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer approximately 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened. Stir in white pea beans; cook 15 minutes longer. Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch (3L) baking pan. Sprinkle top of bean mixture with mozzarella. In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, parsley, butter or margarine and remaining Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle breadcrumbs mixture evenly over top of casserole. Bake in a 375 F (190 C) oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until bubbling. 

*Meat Alternative: Add Italian sausage or ham to mixture before baking.

Nutrition

Energy 359 kcal, Protein 17 g, Fat 11 g, Carbohydrates 50 g, Fibre 10 g
(per serving)

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