Monday, December 27, 2010

Bean & Sausage Cassoulet

I've already made this twice.  It was that good. It's on the higher side of calories per portion but it was super filling.  It was wonderful to have this is the refrigerator for lunches all week. 

I don't cook with sausage too often but I happened to have 2 packages of sausages.  Which is why I ended up making this twice.  I could probably drop the calories by adding chicken instead but the sausage was SOOOO good!  I also loved the slight tang from the red wine.  You could use beef broth but I encourage the red wine as it tasted wonderful!

Bean and Sausage Cassoulet Recipe

1 (15 oz) can of black beans
1 (15 oz) can of white beans
1 (15 oz) can of red kidney beans
1 lb. turkey sausage, diagonally sliced
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1 large onion, sliced into rings
1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. thyme
3 cloves garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 375. Mix all ingredients in an ungreased 3 qt. casserole dish. Cover and bake until carrots are tender, about 1 hour or until hot and bubbly. 

Total calories = 3320 calories
8 servings = 415 calories per serving

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Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. Hearty, warm and yummy! I would love some for the dinner.

  2. I love cassoulet and this sounds like a yummy recipe to me. Hope you had a good Christmas Diane

  3. Okay, without the onions I am all over this dish! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

  4. Oh yum! This would be great right now for those cold winter days. It looks like a good comfort meal.

  5. I love Turkey Sausage and this sounds sooo good! Thanks for linking up!

  6. Oh how wonderful, this is something I could heat up everynight for dinner in the evening.

  7. Hi Debbi,
    Your Cassoulet looks very good. Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year!

  8. Debbi, this looks really good and it's going on my to do list. Great recipe!

  9. This looks wonderful - and sounds like a nice way to warm up on a cold day like today!

  10. I can see why you made this dish twice. I am glad you stuck with the sausage, the chicken would not have been the same.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.


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  12. What a tasty meal, I agree the red wine is the key. Thanks Debbi.

  13. I definitely have periods where I just CRAVE sausage and I find it's best to just give into them. A once in a while indulgence can't hurt! Love the sound of this! Plus all that sausage is balanced out by all those beans! And that is what I shall tell myself as I eat this.

  14. I love cassoulet - this looks incredible! I like mine with sausage too it adds such great flavor.

  15. A few too many beans for me, but that's me.....

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  16. This looks like perfect winter weather comfort food.

  17. I think sausage is probably what makes this so filling, but I may try this with chicken,also.
    Thanks for sharing this.

  18. Sausage would be sooo good. I'll bet the red wine is an important step too! Thanks so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  19. I can't wait to try this out. Sometimes I just crave sausage and beans. Your recipe looks extra good and easy too.

  20. This looks so wonderfully hearty and delicious for this time of year. Yum! I have a soup for Italian sausage and tortellini that is absolutely wonderful. I don't know what it is about sausage this time of year!

  21. I have never made anything like this before. Looks really good and hearty.

  22. I made a similar soup one day last week. So filling is right!

  23. I HATE BEANS!!!!! But I went to the store to get the stuff to make it because my husband loves beans and sausage. And I made it tonight. And I REALLLLLLLY like it, I can't believe it. I do not like casseroles but everything I have tried off of your site, and the fact that it is good for us is a bonus. Thank you for another great meal!

  24. Mmmmm! I've been wanting to make cassoulet lately...and this sounds like a fairly simple to make version...bookmarked! Thanks for sharing it w/ the hearth and soul hop this week, Debbi :D

  25. wow! this looks amazing...and i love all the goodness in it. i know it is a bit more caloric, but it is filled with such good things. i am sorta envious that you have already had this twice and i have yet to even try it:) thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club and Happy New Year!

  26. I've been waiting for this recipe!! We've been on a chourico kick lately and I may just make this using chourico instead.

  27. I LOVE THIS DISH!!! I made it yesterday and the only thing I changed was I used chicken hardwood smoked sausage and it was served over brown rice, and we both loved it! I may