This old world pork cassoulet with sausage and white beans is thick, hearty and delicious. It’s comfort food at its finest.
Homey and meaty pork casserole is the perfect meal to serve when it’s cold outside, and you want a hearty comfort food meal to warm you from the inside out.
The aroma that will waft from the kitchen this pork cassoulet simmers on the stovetop will make your guests feel like family as soon as they step through the front door.
Serve it alongside a big green salad and some crusty bread to sop up the juices because you won’t want to leave behind one drop of this deliciousness.
Serves: 8-10 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 90 minutes
1 pork tenderloin (about 2 pounds), trimmed and cut into 1″ chunks
12 ounces kielbasa sausage, cut into 1″ chunks
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves, garlic, minced
2 tablespoon tomato paste
2 can (16 ounces) cannellini beans, drained
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with their liquid
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons Herbs de Provence
1 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
-In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown the pork chunks in the olive oil, stirring occasionally to brown all sides. Season with salt and pepper. Use a slotted spoon to remove the pork to a plate. Set aside.
-In the same pot, brown the sausage chunks, stirring occasionally. Use a slotted spoon to remove the sausage to the same plate with the browned pork.
-Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, garlic and tomato paste, Cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Add the browned pork and sausage back into the pot with the onions and garlic.
-Add the beans, tomatoes, bay leaves, Herbs de Provence, water and lemon juice. Stir to combine and make sure to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cover and simmer on low for 60 minutes.
-Remove the lid and continue to simmer on low, uncovered, for 30 minutes so the stew will reduce slightly and thicken. Right before serving, add the butter, stir, and remove the bay leaves.