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Gabe's Famous Bean-Eggplant-Tomato Casserole - Quick Version

2 onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 green peppers, chopped
2 28-ounce cans plum tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoon fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons. dried oregano
1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
2 eggplants (select very young, firm, shiny ones), unpeeled, diced into 1/2" cubes
3 16-ounce cans kidney beans, undrained

Bring the onions, garlic, pepper, tomatoes with their juice, and the seasonings to a boil. Add eggplant to the pot and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in the cooked beans and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

10-12 servings; freezes well!

Extra-Quick Version: Substitute 2 bags frozen pepper/onion mix for the onions and green peppers.

Southwestern Version: Add 1 tablespoon mild chile powder, or to taste

June 7th, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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