A year in Provence is, for many, the ultimate "someday" fantasy. Why wait? Prepare your own French countryside soiree with this hearty cassoulet as its centerpiece.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large braiser or high-sided ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon; cook until crisp. Add onion; cook until tender. Add garlic and thyme; cook for 1 minute. Add wine; cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook until sauce is thickened. Add stock and beans; bring to a simmer. Add sausages. Bake for 30 minutes.

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  • Toast breadcrumbs in remaining butter in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in parsley. Season with coarse salt.

  • Remove skillet from oven. Heat broiler. Scatter breadcrumbs over top of sausage mixture. Broil 6 inches from heat source until top is deep golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.

Reviews (1)

60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
02/24/2012
This recipe is delicious, affordable, and very simple to put together. I used about 1/3 of a loaf of french bread to make my breadcrumbs and baked them at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes to make them extra crispy. I used a smoked pork sausage, substituted 1 tsp of dried thyme for the fresh, and didn't add the additional butter to the bread crumbs in the end. I highly recommend it.