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Poor Man’s Cassoulet Slow Cooker Recipe

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This delicious Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Cassoulet is one of our favourite sausage casserole recipes and the children love it too. It’s fantastic slow cooked comfort food! Who knew that sausages, pulses and bacon could taste so good?! It’s a winning food flavour combination that just builds in depth the longer the time it’s cooked it for.

Slow Cooker Recipe: Poor Man's Cassoulet
Poor Man’s Cassoulet as a one pot meal

Why is it called Poor Man’s Cassoulet?

Poor Man’s Cassoulet is just as the name would suggest – a really cheap meal and a really lovely, easy midweek meal too. You can easily double this slow cooker sausage cassoulet recipe up and it freezes well so cooking in bulk is great where this slow cooker meal is concerned. You can also add more pulses if you want and reduce the meat amounts to work with what you have available and your budget too.

Can you vary the ingredients in this easy Slow Cooker cassoulet?

Pulses are a huge part of this meal – they are so filling and a great source of protein that are full of all the flavour from the liquid in this dish. But, the best bit is you can use any beans you have available.

Over the years we’ve used black eyed beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans, butter beans and I’m sure other varieties too and they all work really well, soaking up all the flavour from this casserole dish.

For this recipe we use just cheap pork sausages but you can use any kind of sausages you like – chicken sausages, Italian sausages or maybe even spicy sausages for a little extra kick of flavour.

What should I serve with this slow cooker cassoulet recipe?

The great thing about this easy sausage and bean cassoulet slow cooker recipe is that it is a fantastic one pot meal. You can put this quick sausage cassoulet on in the morning and have faith that it will be ready whenever you are in the evening.

You can eat this slow cooker sausage casserole just with crusty bread or for a more balanced meal you could add potatoes or other vegetables to the side but we find it a really hearty, wholesome and filling meal that the whole family can enjoy all year round. We love this poor man’s casserole with mashed potatoes – the flavours work perfectly together.

If you’re looking for more recipes inspiration, here’s our Slow Cooker Beef ChilliSlow Cooker Beef Rogan Josh and Slow Cooker Lasagne. You can find all our recipes to date here including many more slow cooker recipes.

So here’s our easy cassoulet recipe – happy cooking!

Ingredients

  • Spray olive oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • Two garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 rashers of streaky bacon chopped,
  • 8 pork sausages
  • 400 g tin of pulses – haricot or black eyed beans are favourites here but you can use anything.
  • 150 ml beef stock or chicken stock

Instructions

  • Spray a large pan with oil and cook the onions for a couple of minutes over medium heat. Add the garlic, bacon and sausages until browned.
  • Transfer everything to the slow cooker pot. Add the beans and stock.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Serve with crusty bread or mashed potatoes

If you’d like to print or pin the Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Cassoulet recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Cassoulet recipe

This Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Cassoulet is one of our favourite recipes and the children love it too – Who knew that sausages, pulses and bacon could taste so good?! It’s also incredibly easy to double up and make more of!
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword one pot, sausages, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • Spray oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 rashers of streaky bacon chopped,
  • 8 sausages
  • 400 g tin of pulses – haricot or black eyed beans are favourites here but you can use anything.
  • 150 ml beef stock

Instructions

  • Spray a large pan with oil and cook the onions for a couple of minutes. Add the garlic, bacon and sausages until browned.
  • Transfer everything to the slow cooker pot. Add the beans and stock.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Serve with crusty bread or mashed potatoes

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Poor Man's Cassoulet Slow Cooker Recipe

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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