I promised to post this, so here it is. According to Dictionary.com, cassoulet is "a white-bean stew of french origin, often containing pork, mutton, garlic sausage, and preserved goose or duck". I used black beans, chicken, and beef sausage. Feel free to add more vegetables and herbs if your family tolerates them. It's a cozy, protein-packed meal for a cold winter's day.
Start by browning some chicken legs in some olive oil.
Cut up some onions, carrots, and garlic (not too much if you have a picky husband!)
Slice some cooked beef sausage.
Throw it all in the pot.
Throw in a can of black beans and pour some chicken broth over all.
Cover and bake at 250 for a couple of hours. If it's too watery for you, bring it to a boil on the stove and boil until the liquid is reduced to your liking. Serve over rice or bread if desired.
Of course I forgot to get a picture of the finished product. I was too hungry!
Black Bean Cassoulet
(serves 2 grown ups and a toddler)
2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
2 chicken legs
2 chicken legs
salt and pepper
some baby carrots
2 TBSP finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
5 oz fully cooked beef sausage, sliced
1 can (14.5 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup chicken stock
1. Heat oil in medium oven-safe pot over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
2. Brown chicken on both sides.
3. Add vegetables to pot. Saute 2 minutes.
4. Add sliced sausage. Saute 2 minutes.
5. Add stock and beans. Stir well.
6. Cover and bake for 2-3 hours at 250.
7. Remove from oven. If cassoulet is too watery, bring to a boil on stove and cook until liquid is reduced to your liking.
8. Season to taste and enjoy!