- 3 cups water
- 3/4 pound dry navy beans
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 pound bacon, diced
- 4 chicken legs or thighs
- 2 carrots, quartered
- 2 medium onions, quartered
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped celery with leaves
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomatoes, chopped, liquid reserved
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces
- Chopped fresh parsley
- In a large skillet, combine water, beans, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; boil, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cover and let soak for 1 hour. Add chicken broth; cover and cook 1 hour. Meanwhile, fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and reserve 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Brown chicken; set aside. In a 3-qt. casserole, mix beans and cooking liquid, bacon, carrots, onion, celery, tomatoes, garlic, marjoram and sage. Sprinkle with cloves; top with chicken. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Add sausage. Uncover; bake about 30 minutes more or until beans are tender. Discard bay leaf. Garnish with chopped parsley. Recipe may be doubled. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews forWinning Country Cassoulet
"This was our supper last night and my young family loved it. Though it cooks for hours, I did not think it was labor intensive and the tenderness was well worth the time. My only change was slicing all the veggies into bite-size pieces."
"This was very good. I used canned beans and started half-way through step 2 with the bacon. I will make a few changes next time. Add more veggies and don't add any liquid if you are using canned beans."
"I thought this recipe was very good, but time consuming. I did not have a cheese cloth to use, so I sprinkled some ground cloves in the recipe. The only thing I want to try next time is to put this in the crockpot to cut back on time. Other than that, this recipe tasted great!!!"
"sounds wonderful,if i could find someome to take all that time to fix it"
"This Dish was very tasty but it was time consuming I will consider cooking this again when I have a lot of time"