Toulouse sausage cassoulet

Toulouse sausage cassoulet

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4 - 6
A great winter warmer, this French bake uses traditional sausages with store cupboard beans to make a filling and cheap evening meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal623
  • fat39g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre10g
  • protein36g
  • salt2.33g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 2 carrots, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

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  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
    Tomato

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  • bouquet garni (fresh parsley, thyme and bay leaf tied together with string)
  • 2 x 400g cans haricot beans, rinsed and drained
  • 300ml white wine
  • 12 Toulouse sausages
  • 100g stale bread

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a large pan, add the chopped onions, carrots, 3 of the garlic cloves, tomatoes, bouquet garni and some salt and pepper. Cook over a gentle heat for 5 mins, then stir in the beans, wine and 200ml water, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. In a large frying pan, add the remaining olive oil over a medium heat and brown the sausages all over.

  3. Rub the inside of a casserole dish or baking dish with the remaining garlic clove. Pour in half the bean mix, arrange the sausages on top, then finish with another layer of beans. Cover with foil and place in the oven for 45 mins. While it cooks, blitz the bread in a food processor to make breadcrumbs.

  4. Remove the casserole dish from the oven, discard the foil and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top. Return to the oven and bake for a further 20 mins until the breadcrumbs are golden and crusty. Serve with a crisp green salad.

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reevey
4th Jan, 2017
2.55
Disappointing cassoulet very bland despite all my efforts. Even as a midweek version of a 'cassoulet' we would not eat it again even with the authentic Toulouse sausages can buy from our supermarket here in SW France. Sadly only managed a score of 7/10
catie74
10th Sep, 2016
Nice enough for a quick easy midweek dinner, but it isn't a cassoulet
nivek2105
30th Aug, 2014
I recently returned home from holiday in France, and on a Dordogne campsite had a takeaway meal of Cassoulet. Being in the Dordogne, it was authentic and tasted fantastic, and it was properly made by the restaurant's chef. It was absolutely nothing like the one in the picture. There were far more beans and they were bigger than haricot. The Toulouse sausages were enormous and there was duck in there too.
hrgoddess
21st Jul, 2014
3.8
One of my favourite GF recipes.
mezdem
21st Jan, 2014
Was hoping this was rick steins sausage cassoulet.. Seems not! Was BBC one too
caccini
26th Oct, 2013
very easy, tasty - I used dried herbes de provence, and seved with Angela Hartnett's Aubergine gratin
sadielp1
4th Apr, 2012
Freezes well and tastes better for it. Tastes much better than it looks and is a great weekday supper.
victoriacorby
4th Nov, 2011
2.05
Just about OK, nothing exciting at all. There are lots of more interesting easy cassoulet type dishes about.
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