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Quick Duck Cassoulet

By Jason Fung, MD

Quick Duck Cassoulet

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...
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4
Calories 1094 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To serve, spoon into four individual bowls and garnish with parsley (if using).

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Quick Duck Cassoulet
Amount per Serving
Calories
1094
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
72
g
111
%
Saturated Fat
 
20
g
125
%
Cholesterol
 
123
mg
41
%
Sodium
 
1397
mg
61
%
Potassium
 
1459
mg
42
%
Carbohydrates
 
65
g
22
%
Fiber
 
22
g
92
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
47
g
94
%
Vitamin A
 
217
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
9
mg
11
%
Calcium
 
173
mg
17
%
Iron
 
7
mg
39
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains, French
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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