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    Layers of duck, two kinds of sausage, a hearty ragout, and beans make this the comfort meal to end all comfort meals. It’s an occasion to break out the biggest pot you own. Our classic cassoulet recipe takes no shortcuts and requires a little planning, but every step is totally doable, even if you’re not a pro. It requires a few ingredients you won’t find in the typical supermarket. Save yourself from searching all over town and head to D’Artagnan’s website, where you can order French Tarbais beans, precooked garlic sausage, and Moulard duck legs. Just don’t leave this for the last second.

    Ingredients

    • 6 duck legs
    • 6 Tbsp. Diamond Crystal or 3 Tbsp. plus 2 1/2 tsp.
    • 4 sprigs thyme
    • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
    • 2 tsp. black peppercorns
    • 1 tsp. juniper berries (optional)
    • 2 whole cloves
    • 1 large onion, halved through root end
    • 1 1/2 lb. dried Tarbais, corona, or cannellini beans, soaked overnight, drained
    • 8 oz. pancetta (leave in 1 thick piece)
    • 2 carrots, scrubbed, halved crosswise if large
    • 1 head of garlic, halved crosswise
    • 1 bay leaf
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 lb. skinless, boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), cut into 1" pieces
    • 1 1/2 tsp. Diamond Crystal or 1 tsp. Morton kosher salt, plus more
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, peeled, chopped
    • 1 large carrot, peeled, chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 (14.5-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
    • 6 cups chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    • 1 lb. fresh pork sausage (such as Toulouse, sweet Italian, or unsmoked kielbasa)
    • 3 cups medium-fine fresh breadcrumbs, divided
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
    • 1 garlic clove, halved lengthwise
    • 1 lb. precooked garlic sausage, sliced crosswise 1/4" thick (optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 415 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 16 g 24.91%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 26.72%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 55 mg 18.41%
    • Sodium: 1331 mg 55.47%
    • Calcium: 120 mg 12.03%
    • Potassium: 142 mg 4.05%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 24.46%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 44 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 20.23%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 23 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 69.09%
    • Vitamin C 38.3%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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