Turkey and Bean Cassoulet

Enjoy dinner tonight this French classic - beans, tomatoes and turkey cassoulet – slow cooked for a delicious meal.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 18 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6

1 1/2
cups dried great northern beans
1
lb. fresh turkey breast tenderloins, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup sliced celery
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped
1
medium onion, chopped
2
garlic cloves, minced
2
bay leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve chicken broth
1 1/2
cups water
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Place beans in medium bowl; add enough water to cover. Let stand overnight to soak.
  • 2 Drain beans; discard water. Place beans and all remaining ingredients except tomatoes and salt in 3 1/2 to 4-quart Crocker-Pot® Slow Cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours.
  • 4 To serve, remove bay leaves. Stir in tomatoes and salt. Cover; cook on low setting an additional 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

Cassoulet is a classic French recipe featuring white beans and a variety of meats, poultry and sausage. Our version calls only for turkey, but sliced smoked sausage can be added to the recipe.

The tomatoes and salt are added at the end of the cooking time because the acid in the tomatoes and the sodium in the salt can prevent the beans from cooking completely.

Serve this hearty bean and turkey stew with focaccia and a green salad dressed with red wine vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
640mg
640%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
11g
11%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.