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Cassoulet Provencale

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Category: Casseroles, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Dried Great Northern beans
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 1 ts Pepper
  • 1 Ham hocks; about 8 ounces
  • 1 Onion; studded with
  • 6 Whole cloves; (up to 8)
  • 2 Carrots; pared and sliced
  • 1 ts Celery seeds
  • 1 ts Leaf thyme; crumbed
  • 1 c Pimiento-stuffed olives; (4
  • -oz. jar)
  • 1/2 lb Salt pork; diced
  • 6 Chicken legs and thighs;
  • -about 2 pounds OR
  • 1 1/2 lb Chicken wings
  • 1 lg Onion; chopped (1 c.)
  • 2 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 1/2 lb Pepperoni sausage; in 1 inch
  • -slices
  • 1 c Fine dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tb Butter or margarine; melted


Cover beans with water in a large kettle. Heat to boiling and boil 1
minute. Cover kettle, let beans stand for 1 hour; drain. Cover beans with
fresh water; add salt, pepper, ham hock, onion, carrots and seasoniongs.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat; simmer slowly 1 1/2 hours. Add more water,
if needed, to keep beans covered. Stir in olives.

In a large skillet, fry salt pork until crisp and remove; brown chicken
pieces in same skillet; remove. Pour off al but 2 tablespoons of the fat;
saute onion and garlic until onion is tender. Remove ham hocks and whole
onion from beans; discard onion. Cut meat into 1 inch cubes; reserve. Stir
sauteed onion into beans. Layer bean mixture, chicken and meats in 2
twelve-cup casseroles, ending with beans. Bake, covered, in 300 F. oven for
2 hours until beans are almost tender, adding more water, if needed.
Combine bread crumbs and melted butter or margarine in a bowl. Sprinkle
over beans.

Increase oven temperature to 350 F. and bake 30 minutes longer or until
crumbs are golden.

To Freeze: Line casserole with foil; layer with beans and meat; wrap; label
and freeze. When frozen, remove foil-wrapped food from casserole; and
return food to freezer. To bake: remove food from freezer and peel off
foil. Place in same baking dish.. Bake, covered in 350 F. oven for 2 hours
or until bubbly-hot. Remove foil; sprinkle with buttered crumbs and bake 30
minutes longer, or until crumbs are golden.

Note: the time wil lvary with the depth of the frozen mixture. A shallower
depth will cook faster.

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