Poor Man’s Cassoulet Slow Cooker 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 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

Why is it called Poor Man’s Cassoulet?

Poor Man’s Cassoulet is just as the name would suggest – a really cheap meal. You can easily double it up and ir 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 the Poor Man’s 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 the casserole.

What should I serve with the Poor Man’s Cassoulet?

The great thing about this easy sausage cassoulet 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 it 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.

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

Ingredients

  • Spray oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • Two 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

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
Slow Cooker Recipe: Poor Man's Cassoulet
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2 Comments

  1. May 20, 2014 / 11:22 am

    We have something very similar and it always goes down well! This looks delicious!

  2. Amy
    May 20, 2014 / 11:26 am

    This looks delicious! Might give it a whirl on next weeks meal plan!

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