Cassoulet for the Gang
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 40 min.
Makes10 servings (4 quarts)
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 pound smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 large onion, cut into wedges
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, cut up
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 3 teaspoons herbes de Provence
- 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained, divided
- 3/4 cup white wine or additional chicken broth, divided
- In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, saute pork and kielbasa in oil until lightly browned; drain. Add carrots and onion; saute 4 minutes longer. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Place one can of beans in a food processor; add 1/4 cup wine. Cover and process until pureed. Stir into meat mixture. Stir in the remaining beans and wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender. Freeze option: Freeze cooled cassoulet in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
Editor's NoteLook for herbes de Provence in the spice aisle.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 316 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 959mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 11g fiber), 25g protein.
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Nov 20, 2017
Great recipe to make in the chillier months. I've made this 2 ways & both taste great. I first used just cooked turkey sausage in place of the kielbasa & it tasted wonderful. The next time I made it, I used kielbasa & couldn't believe the difference in flavor. Both were outstanding & easy to make.
Feb 20, 2010
I make this recipe often. It is a big hit with the entire family.
Sep 20, 2009
I made this in the slow cooker and it turned out great!