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This is an old recipe, and takes time. It's from scratch. I'm sure you could cut time by using canned beans, etc. But sometimes I just love cooking something for a long period of time and making my house smell delicious!


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  • 1 1/2 lb
    dried northern beans
  • 4 c
  • 1 medium
  • 4
    whole cloves
  • 5 medium
    onions, chopped
  • 3
    carrots, scraped and quartered
  • 2 can(s)
    chicken broth, undiluted, (10 3/4 ounce)
  • 1/2 c
    celery leaves, chopped
  • 3
    black peppercorns
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 4 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried whole thyme
  • 1 tsp
    dried whole marjoram
  • 1 tsp
    dried whole sage
  • 1 lb
    polish sausage, cut into 8 pieces
  • 8
    pork sausage links
  • 5 lb
    roasting chicken, cut into eight pieces
  • 3
    carrots, scraped and quartered
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon strips, halved and cooked
  • 28 oz
    can chopped tomatoes, undrained

How to Make Cassoulet


  1. Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with 4 cups water; let soak for 2 hours. (Do not drain).
  2. Peel a whole onion and stud with cloves; add to beans. Add the chopped onion and the next 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Remove and discard the bay leaves.
  3. Cook the Polish sausage pieces and the pork sausage links in a large skillet until browned on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon, reserving the drippings in the skillet; set aside. Add the chicken pieces to the drippings, and cook until browned on all sides; set aside.
  4. Add the carrot and bacon to beans. Transfer the bean mixture to a 5 quart baking dish; bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Add the tomatoes; stir well. Arrange the reserved sausages and chicken on top of the beans. Cover and bake 45 minutes; uncover, and bake an additional 10 minutes.

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About Cassoulet

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: French
Other Tag: Heirloom

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