My DH and I didn't really cotton to this dish. Just personal preference, I guess. Thanks for sharing, though.
We enjoyed this very much. I needed to make a few changes. I didn't have 10 oz cans of beans or tomatoes, so I used 15 oz cans. I added only one can of beans, because I didn't want to use two entire cans and I didn't feel like having a left over 1/2 can. I am also a heat whimp, so I only used 1/2 of one can of 15 once rotel and 1 whole can of regular diced tomatoes. I used two turkey sausages (each 4 ozs). For calories sake I skipped the bacon. This really quite good and about 10x easier than a traditional cassoulet. I think it makes a little more than 4 servings. I served with creamed spinach.
This is exactly what I was looking for... lazy girl cassoulet. Very easy and hearty. I made the mistake of using the only bacon I had on hand which was maple flavored. That was pretty dumb because it gave the dish a slightly odd flavor. Next time I will use pancetta or regular bacon. I spluged on 4 different kinds of good quality fresh sausage from Whole Foods, including andouille, chorizo and hot Italian.
This is a fabulous crock pot dish! I used your Auberge Blend - Herbes De Provence as the basis for my seasoning, scaling down to what I needed for this recipe and what I had available. The meat was tender and the flavor was fantastic, not too spicy but just enough of a kick. Served with green beans and mashed potatoes for a wonderful meal - thanks for posting your recipe!
This was the surprise hit of the day! I served 15 people (7 contest recipes) & this was a 5 star for everyone. I hope my photo does it justice! The only time I veered from the recipe was on the pork sausages. I couldn't find any at the store, but I did have some turkey & chicken sausages stuffed with mango & jalapeno in my freezer. I had two left over from a different recipe so I used those instead. The meat was so tender & the herbes de provence actually complemented the Rotel tomatoes quite nicely. There was just enough juice to make every bite moist & delicious but not so much that it felt like soup. I think this was a very good use of contest ingredients. I'm very lucky to have snagged this gem! Thanks for sharing your creation, FT! Made for Hidden Gems Event - Winter 2008.