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Cassoulet Forestière

Wild French mushrooms give this classic bean dish its name. It can be made two days ahead and baked just before serving.

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Wild French mushrooms give this classic bean dish its name. It can be made two days ahead and baked just before serving.

Servings
8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried white or cannellini beans
  • 1/2 oz. dried morel mushrooms
  • 1/2 oz. dried bolete and/or chanterelle mushrooms
  • 5 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium leeks, white parts quartered and finely chopped (3 cups)
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced, divided (2 Tbs.)
  • 1 15.5-oz. can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups fresh breadcrumbs

Preparation

1. Place beans in large bowl; cover with water. Soak 6 hours, or overnight. Drain.

2. Combine mushrooms in large bowl; cover with 7 cups boiling water, and soak 30 minutes. Drain, reserve soaking liquid, and chop mushrooms into 1/4-inch dice.

3. Heat 2 Tbs. oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add mushrooms, leeks, and carrots; sauté 5 to 7 minutes, or until beginning to brown. Stir in thyme and 1 Tbs. garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add drained beans, tomatoes, bay leaves, and reserved mushroom soaking liquid; cover; and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until beans are tender and most of liquid is absorbed, adding more liquid if necessary. (Mixture should be a little soupy.) Add salt, and add pepper to taste; cook 5 to 10 minutes more. Let stand 30 minutes.

4. Heat remaining 3 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 1 Tbs. garlic; warm 1 minute, or until garlic turns opaque. Remove from heat; stir in breadcrumbs.

5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove bay leaves from bean mixture, and spread breadcrumbs over top. Bake 30 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden brown.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 372
  • Carbohydrate Content 56 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 10 g
  • Fiber Content 11 g
  • Protein Content 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 706 mg
  • Sugar Content 6 g