Cassoulet is a French dish of white beans baked with meats. It takes its name from its cooking pot, the cassole d’Issel. Originating in Southwest France, cassoulet was once simple farmhouse fare. Many recipes these days are quite complex, however this version is as simple as the original without the need for anything but a casserole dish and a few simple ingredients. The cheese is not typically added but makes it extra good. Enjoy!
1 Medium Onion, chopped
1 Medium Carrot, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 Cups Kielbasa Sausage, sliced
1 (14½ oz.) Can Diced Tomatoes
1 Cup Chicken Broth
½ Cup Dry White Wine
1 Can Small White Beans, drained
2 Cups Chicken or Turkey, chopped
½ tsp Dried Thyme
1 ½ Cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350°. Saute onions, carrot and garlic until softened. Add all other ingredients except cheese and bring to a simmer.
Spread mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 30 minutes; enjoy!