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Quick Duck Cassoulet
20 mins
1 hr 30 mins

Even at a couple of hours for prep and cooking time, this still qualifies as “quick” when it comes to making cassoulet. An authentic cassoulet involves soaking and stewing raw beans, preparing duck confit, and simmering for hours. A few shortcuts result in something less classic but just as mouthwatering. As Found in The Obesity...

Course: Dinners + Mains
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Dinners + Mains, French
Servings: 4
Calories: 1094 kcal
  • 4 oz pancetta
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 28 oz navy beans
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 4 pieces prepared duck confit
  • 1 lb French garlic sausage
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley optional
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 quart chicken stock or Chicken broth
  1. Assemble, prepare, and measure ingredients. Cut pancetta into small cubes. Finely chop onion. Drain and rinse beans. Peel and smash garlic. Tear duck confit into bite-sized pieces. Cut sausage into 1/2-inch/1 cm slices. Chop bacon into lardons. Mince parsley (if using). Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add pancetta and cook for 5–7 minutes, until fat renders. Stir in onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add beans, garlic, thyme sprigs, and finally chicken broth. Bring to a boil, turn down heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  3. Butter a 13- × 9-inch/2 L baking dish. Place beans, duck confit, sausage, bacon, and any residual liquid from pot in it. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes, or until meat is cooked. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  4. To serve, spoon into four individual bowls and garnish with parsley (if using).
Nutrition Facts
Quick Duck Cassoulet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1094 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Fat 72g111%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 1397mg61%
Potassium 1459mg42%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 22g92%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 217IU4%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 173mg17%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.