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Entrée Recipes: Baby Lima Bean Cassoulet

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1          cup dry white baby limas
1⁄2       teaspoon salt
1          bay leaf
1          pound turkey sausage, sliced 3⁄4-inch thick
2          pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1⁄2       cup chopped onion
4          teaspoons flour
1          can (16-oz.) crushed tomatoes
1          cup dry white wine, divided

Buttered Bread Crumbs

Soak beans by preferred method. In large pot, place soaked beans, 3 cups hot water, salt and bay leaf. Boil gently with lid tilted 20 to 25 minutes or until beans are tender. Drain beans; remove bay leaf. Brown sausage in skillet; remove from pan. Brown chicken in 1⁄2 cup dry white wine. Remove chicken from pan. Sauté onion with additional wine. Stir in flour and add 1 cup water and tomatoes; bring to boil. Arrange beans, sausage and chicken in 13 x 9 x 12-inch oiled baking dish. Pour tomato mixture over beans. Bake, uncovered, at 350ºF. 1 hour or until beans are tender and mixture is thoroughly heated. Garnish with Buttered Bread Crumbs. Makes 6 servings.

BUTTERED BREAD CRUMBS

Sauté 1 cup coarse bread crumbs in 1 tablespoon butter until crumbs are crisp and golden brown. Makes 3/4 cup.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories-416, (From Fat-26%), Protein-28 g, Carbohydrate-47 g, Fat-12 g, Sodium-974 mg, Potassium-1044 mg, Dietary Fiber-6 g, Calcium-78 mg, Iron-4 mg, Vitamin A-520 iu, Vitamin C-14 mg, Cholesterol- 66 mg

Source: calbeans.org/republished with permission

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