Tested till perfect Slow Cooker Cassoulet
Slow Cooker Cassoulet
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Slow Cooker Cassoulet

This traditional braised French country classic works well in the slow cooker. You'll find smoked ham hocks in the deli section of most grocery stores. Substitute smoked turkey leg of equal weight if unavailable.

By Rheanna Kish and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2011

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6 to 8


  • 4 cans (14 oz/398 mL each) 4cans (14 oz/398 mL each)no-salt- added navy beannavy beans, drained and rinsed (or 6 cups cooked)
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) 1can (28 oz/796 mL)no-salt-added whole tomatoes, drained
  • 2 2oniononions, diced
  • 1 1carrotcarrots, diced
  • 1 1rib celery, diced
  • 4 4cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 2bay leafbay leaves
  • 2 2fresh thyme sprigfresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 2fresh parsley sprigfresh parsley sprigs
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1 1smoked ham hocksmoked ham hocks, (12 oz/340 g)
  • 1 pkg (375 g) 1pkg (375 g)fully cooked smoked Polish sausagessmoked Polish sausages, cut diagonally in 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) thick slices
  • 3 strips 3stripssodium-reduced bacon, sliced
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupsodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupwhite wine
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In slow cooker, combine beans, tomatoes, onions, carrot, celery, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, parsley and pepper. Top with ham hock, sausages and bacon. Stir in broth and wine. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Discard bay leaves, thyme and parsley. With slotted spoon, remove ham hock; discard bones, skin and fat. Shred any meat into large chunks; return to slow cooker.

Nutritional Information Per each of 8 servings: about

cal 431 pro 24g total fat 18g sat. fat 6g
carb 42g fibre 13g chol 53mg sodium 693mg
potassium 920mg

% RDI:

calcium 19 iron 40 vit A 19 vit C 10
folate 30
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