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Classic Cassoulet

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  Dried great northern beans/Marrow beans 1 Pound
  Butter/Bacon fat 2 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 Medium, sliced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Ham hock 1
  Canned whole tomatoes 8 Ounce (1 can)
  Onion 1 Small, studded with 2 whole cloves
  Whole cloves 2
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Beef broth 1 Quart
  Garlic sausages 1⁄2 Pound
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Boneless pork shoulder 1 Pound (fresh)
  Boneless lamb shoulder 1 Pound
  Salt 2 Teaspoon

Soak beans overnight in 3 quarts water.
Drain in a colander.
Heat butter in a large saucepan and cook sliced onions and garlic over medium heat until soft.
Add beans, ham hock, tomatoes, clove-studded onion, pepper, bay leaf and broth.
Simmer, covered, over very low heat about 2 hours or until beans are nearly tender.
Remove clove-studded onion and bay leaf.
In a large skillet, brown sausages in oil; remove.
Cut pork and lamb into 1-inch cubes and brown in the skillet a little at a time.
Cut meat from ham hock.
In a 4-quart casserole, arrange beans and meats in alternating layers, adding salt (the amount depending on the saltiness of the beef broth) and the liquid that the beans were cooked in.
Cover and bake in a 350° oven about 1 1/2 hours or until beans and meats are tender.
Check the casserole from time to time and add more broth or water if beans become too dry.
They should be moist but not soupy.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 500 Calories from Fat 279

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.8%

Saturated Fat 10.6 g53.2%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 84.7 mg28.2%

Sodium 685 mg28.5%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.8%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.2%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 30 g59.5%

Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C 10%

Calcium 8.3% Iron 17%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Cassoulet Recipe