Old-Fashioned Smoked Sausage and Bean Cassoulet

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READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat oil in a heavy oven-proof pot over medium heat.
  • Add in sausage slices and saute until browned (about 10-15 minutes) remove with a slotted spoon to a plate.
  • Add in more oil of needed and add in the leeks; saute for about 8 minutes or until softened.
  • Add in chopped apple, rosemary and sage; mix to combine.
  • Add in the brandy and simmer until ALMOST evapoarted (about 4-5 minutes).
  • Mix in canned tomatoes with juice, canned beans with 1/2 cup reserved bean juice, the lima beans, 1 cup broth and tomato paste.
  • Add in sausages and season with salt and pepper; bring to a boil, cover pot and transfer to a 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes (watch to see if the mixture is dry, if so add in more broth).
  • Remove pot from the oven and prepare the following.
  • Heat 1/4 cup oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in bread cubes; saute until golden brown, stirring often (about 25 minutes).
  • Combine the fresh chopped tomatoes and parsley in a large bowl; mix in the browned bread cubes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and spoon on top of the warm cassoulet.
  • Return to oven and bake uncovered 15 minutes longer.
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