Easy cassoulet

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Serves: 4

By tigger15

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  • 1 stock cube (optional)

  • 3 potato cubed

  • 1 pepper

  • 100ml red wine or half a tin of chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)

  • 1 bay leaves

  • 200g red lentils

  • 4 cloves garlic sliced

  • 1 leeks chopped into 2.5cm pieces

  • 8 sausages cut into bite size pieces (preferably beef or lamb)

  • 1 onions sliced

  • 2 carrot chopped into 2.5cm pieces

  • 2 tsp mixed Italian herbs/herbes de provences


  1. Brown the sausages.
  2. Fry the onion and garlic in a casserole pot until translucent. Add the chopped vegetables and sweat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sausages, lentils and herbs and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Add water to cover all the vegetables by 2.5cm, more or less, depending how soupy you like your stew. Add the bay leaves, wine or tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer on low for 1.5-2 hours or put in the oven at 160C/Gas Mark 3 for 2-3 hours. Check for water level after an hour.
  6. Before serving, add some chopped parsley and stir in.

Handy Hint

You can use different vegetables, whatever you have to hand, pepper and courgette for a quicker cooking version.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • sausage

  • Meat

  • Winter

  • Autumn

  • Main Course

  • Drink

  • Nut Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Egg Free

  • Dairy Free

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  • purplepansyem 05/11/14 16:09

    Would it be possible to make this recipe in a slow cooker and if so, what would be the cooking time - does anyone know please?

  • DontstepontheMomeRaths 12/06/12 22:06

    This is delicious. Cooked it today. I used a mug of lentils, not a cup and added extra water. Fantastic recipe.

  • tigger15 17/03/08 16:07

    that's a great idea awaywiththefairies as the only thing that requires it to cook for so long is the lentils- I must try it!

  • lynnm21 07/03/08 10:47

    Lovely! so nice you could easily dish it up if people were coming for dinner. I will try the suggestion about passsata as my two year old thinks anything except fishfingers and chips is poison, and tomatoes are out for sure.

  • awaywiththefairies 26/02/08 10:21

    this is fab. I tried it with a tin of lentil soup instead of the lentils and tomatoes and it was cooked in 30 mins!

  • Dandi 24/02/08 19:47

    Fab recipe! I used passata rather than chopped tomatoes as dd thinks she doesn't like tomatoes and so we don't do lumps. Easy to prepare and really tasty.

  • tigger15 17/01/08 11:27

    Quick easy warming winter stew. Great for cold nights.