*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                            Vegetarian Cassoulet
 
 Recipe By     : Sun-Sentinel  (2-8-96)
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans                            Casseroles
                 Stews                            Vegetables
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Oz            Dried Mushrooms, Shitake Or Other Type
    1      Lb            White Mushrooms
    2 1/2  Tbsp          Olive Oil
    3      Lg            Cloves Garlic -- chopped
    1      Lb            Ripe Tomatoes, Peeled Seeded, Diced
                         Or
    1      Can           (14 1/2-Oz.) Diced Tomatoes -- drained
    2      Tbsp          Water
    1      tsp           Dried Thyme -- crumbled
    2      tbsp          Fresh Basil -- chopped
    1      pkg           (10-Oz.) Frozen Baby Onions
                         Salt And Pepper -- to taste
    2      can           (15 -Oz.) Great Northern Beans -- drained
                         Or Other White Bean
      1/4  C             Unseasoned Dried Bread Crumbs
 
 Place the dried mushrooms in a bowl and pour in enough boiling water to
 cover. Push any floating mushrooms to the bottom. Allow to soak for 5
 minutes. Remove the mushrooms from the water and cut into small pieces.
 Discard the stems. The white mushrooms should be halved.
 Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large, heavy, nonreactive casserole over medium
 heat. Stir in the garlic and saute for 10 seconds. Then add the tomatoes and
 cook 1 minute over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons water, the dried mushrooms
 that soaked and the herbs. Stir and bring to a slow boil.
 Add the baby onions, white mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Stir
 the mixture and return to a boil. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally,
 about 10 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
 Gently mix in the beans and heat through on low heat. Taste and adjust the
 seasonings.
 Heat the broiler. Spoon the mixture into a 9 or 10-cup casserole. Sprinkle
 with the bread crumbs. You may also sprinkle with 1 tablespoon oil. Broil
 about 1 minute or until the crumbs brown. 
 WATCH CAREFULLY SO THIS DOES NOT BURN.
 
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