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This easy Slow Cooker Cassoulet recipe makes a gourmet stew with smoked meats, hearty beans, and vegetables, and only takes 10 minutes of work! Try this easy cassoulet recipe for dinner tonight


We got home on Monday after a long weekend of skiing and I was too lazy to cook or do any errands, so I did what all lazy smart people do: made dinner in a slow cooker! I made this amazing Slow Cooker Cassoulet recipe that I created in partnership with Randall Beans. This is seriously the most delicious and gourmet stew you can make. It even sounds all fancy – ”cah-soo-lay.” Ooh la la.

slow cooker cassoulet

A Cassoulet is a French stew with white beans and smoked meats, and it is traditionally cooked on the stove top for hours to let all the flavors blend to perfection… but ain’t nobody got time for that! At least not on days that we come back from a weekend getaway! And that’s where the slow cooker part comes in. This recipe takes about 10-15 minutes of prep work and then the slow cooker does the rest. And let me tell you, this comes out delicious. The smoked sausages infuse the whole dish with an amazing smoky flavor with lots of depth, and you get a really yummy, hearty stew with minimal work. That’s my kind of recipe.

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Slow Cooker Cassoulet

This easy Slow Cooker Cassoulet recipe makes a gourmet stew with smoked meats, hearty beans, and vegetables, and only takes 10 minutes of work!
Prep Time10 mins
Slow cooking time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Kate
Cost: $17

Ingredients

  • 1 small leek , diced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 large carrots , diced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery , diced (about 1 cup)
  • 10 oz baby bella mushrooms , halved if large
  • 1 28-oz jar diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 14-oz cans cooked white beans , such as navy beans (about 3 cups cooked beans)
  • 1 lb smoked sausage , sliced into 1/3 inch pieces (spicy Salami and/or Chorizo work great!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves , plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté the diced leek, carrots, and minced garlic for about 5 minutes. Add the celery and sauté for another 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the sauteed vegetables to a slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients (mushrooms through dried thyme) and stir well. Cover and cook on the low temperature setting for 5 hours.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Serve hot with chopped parsley as garnish.

Notes

You can use any kind of smoked meats you like - sausages, chunks of smoked pork shoulder, cooked bacon, smoked chicken legs, etc.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Cassoulet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 680mg28%
Potassium 964mg28%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 3823IU76%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

 

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Wednesday 16th of March 2016

So great to read that you guys got to take Monday off and have a couple days just for you! We also managed to do something similar, as last Monday was Clean Monday here (which is the celebration of the beginning of Lent), and we both got a day off work and left Athens:) The dinner you guys had looks great, and if you like fish and chips as much as we do (WE LOVE IT!), then please, try it once with a side of skordalia (the mashed potato version of it), you'll love the combination! We laughed so hard at strikeout on the "so I did what all --lazy-- smart people do" :):) We don't have a slow cookers (the are available in the last few years here, but for some strange reason not advertised, and no one uses them), so we'll cook your yummy recipe the traditional way on a lazy Sunday:) Sending you lots of hugs, Panos and Mirella

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