A Traditional French Dish
This is a scrumptious stew that has many variations using lamb or mutton, pork, duck and local sausage. In this recipe I use lamb, bacon, Toulouse sausage which is made from pork, and haricot beans as the main ingredient stars. This is an easy casserole style meal made from a variety of ingredients cooked on the stove top and finished in the oven. It is so tasty, everyone will love it!
Cassoulet is a true family dish which originates from the Midi-Pyrénées area of France and is a perfect cold weather meal.
It is a substantial meal, but one that is appetising and sure to be a winner. It is also a great dish to cook for your friends, they will love it too!
If you have an appetizer to start with, make sure it is something light!
But, be warned: it takes a long time…but it's worth it.
If you don't have the time for this wonderful recipe but would like a meal made with sausage try this Sausage Recipe. If you do not care for Andouillette sausages that are called for, then you can easily substitute with the Toulouse sausages used in this recipe.
Or perhaps a very delicious Pork, Apple, And Chestnut Pie would go down well!
The white haricot beans in this recipe are the long white bean from the baked bean family, which the Italians call cannellini and are the ones most commonly used in France as well.
The small round white beans in this family are most often used in baked bean recipes and the ones found in a can of baked beans.
The long white beans are tastier and as their small round cousin take on the flavour of the recipe nicely.