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Autumn Vegetable Succotash by Chili Smith

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (for a vegan recipe, use Earth Balance)
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into ¼-inch dice
  • 2 zucchini, cut into ¼-inch dice 2 yellow summer squash, cut into ¼- inch dice 1 cup Chili Smith Christmas Lima (pre-cooked) 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, coarsely chopped

Directions:

In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion, cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add garlic, bell peppers, zucchini, squash, Lima beans, and corn. Season with salt and black pepper; cook, stirring, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in Sage, and serve.

Vegetarian Cassoulet Melissa R.at Epicurious

  1. For cassoulet
    1. 3 medium leeks (white and pale green parts only)
    2. 4 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch-wide pieces
    3. 3 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch-wide pieces
    4. 4 garlic cloves, chopped
    5. 1/4 cup olive oil
    6. 4 thyme sprigs
    7. 2 parsley sprigs
    8. 1 Turkish or 1/2 California bay leaf
    9. 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    10. 1 pound pre-cooked Chili Smith Cannellini beans, Hutterite Soup, Green Flageolet, or Tarbais Of Lodi
    11. 1-quart water
  2. For garlic crumbs:
    1. 4 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs from a baguette
    2. 1/3 cup olive oil
    3. 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
    4. 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Preparation:

  1. Make Cassoulet:
    1. Halve leeks lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces, then wash well and pat dry.
    2. Cook leeks, carrots, celery, and garlic in oil with herb sprigs, bay leaf, cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a large heavy pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden, about 15 minutes. Stir in beans, then water, and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until carrots are tender but not falling apart, about 30 minutes.
  2. Make garlic crumbs while cassoulet simmers:
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle
    2. Toss breadcrumbs with oil, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a bowl until well coated. Spread in a baking pan and toast in oven, stirring once halfway through, until crisp and golden, 12 to 15 minutes.
    3. Toss breadcrumbs with oil, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a bowl until well coated. Spread in a baking pan and toast in oven, stirring once halfway through, until crisp and golden, 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Finish cassoulet:
    1. 1. Discard herb sprigs and bay leaf. Mash some of the beans in a pot with a potato masher or back of a spoon to thicken the broth. Season with salt and pepper. Just before serving, sprinkle with garlic crumbs.

Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings Active Time 30 min Total Time 1 1/4 hr.

Per serving: 516 calories, 23g fat (3g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 64g carbohydrates, 12g fiber, 16g protein

Cassoulet Chili Smith Family Foods

Beans:

  • 2 Tsp. Butter
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 lb. of our Chili Smith Hutterite, Tarbais Of Lodi, or Green Flagolet beans)
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 16 cups water
  • 2 bay leaf

Meats:

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 16 each duck confit, duck legs
  • 2 lb. Andouille sausage links cut into 16 equal portions
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 lb. Roasted duck, cut into 2-inch pieces

Gratine:

  • 1 ½ cups dried fine breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan6 Tsp. Parsley, chopped
  • 4 tsp. Essence, recipe follows
  • 4 Tsp. Olive oil

Garnish:

  • Chives, chopped
  • Crusty Bread

Beans:

  • 2 Tsp. Butter
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 lb. of our Chili Smith Hutterite, Tarbais Of Lodi, or Green Flagolet beans)
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 16 cups water
  • 2 bay leaf

Meats:

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 16 each duck confit, duck legs
  • 2 lb. Andouille sausage links cut into 16 equal portions
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 lb. Roasted duck, cut into 2-inch pieces

Gratine:

  • 1 ½ cups dried fine breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan6 Tsp. Parsley, chopped
  • 4 tsp. Essence, recipe follows
  • 4 Tsp. Olive oil

Garnish:

  • Chives, chopped
  • Crusty Bread

Essence:

Yield 2/3 cup

  • 5 Tsp. Paprika
  • 4 Tsp. salt
  • 4 Tsp. Garlic powder
  • 2 Tsp. Black pepper
  • 2 Tsp. Onion powder
  • 2 Tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tsp. Dried leaf oregano
  • 2 Tsp. Dried thyme

Method of Cooking:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees For the beans: In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Sauté the onions and celery for 4 minutes, or until they are slightly wilted. Add the beans, salt, cayenne, water, and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until beans are tender and most of the water is absorbed about 2 hours.

For the meats: In a large ovenproof skillet, over medium-high heat, combine the flour and oil. Stirring constantly, make a medium brown roux. Add the onions, celery, bell peppers, carrots, salt, and cayenne. Stirring constantly, cook for 4 minutes or until vegetables are slightly wilted. Add the duck legs and sausages and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Add the chicken broth and stir the mixture until the roux and broth are combined and mixture thickens. Scrape the bottom and sides of the pot to loosen any brown particles. Bring to a boil. Add the beans and duck meat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 30-40 minutes.

For the Gratine: In a mixing bowl, combine breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley, Essence, and olive oil. Mix well. When the bean meat mixture is cooked, spoon the Gratine evenly over the top and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon a serving of the mixture from the pan onto a plate and garnish with Essence, chopped chives, and crusty bread.