Cassoulet Recipe Kit
Cassoulet is a traditional, thick bean and meat stew from the Southwest of France, where it takes on almost religious importance. Every town has a variation of the recipe, and each believes its interpretation is the only true cassoulet. We offer an easy-to-follow recipe kit that will make you an expert in no time (and a believer in the superiority of our version). If it's your first time making cassoulet, be sure to check the cooking tips before you begin. Cassoulet makes a hearty meal that is perfect for sharing with friends along with a bottle (or two) of robust red wine.
With or without the clay bowl, our cassoulet kit makes a marvelous gift for those who love to cook. In fact, it is mentioned as such in the Bloomberg Business Week holiday gift guide for 2015.
Note: Please see individual product pages for nutritional, allergen information, and expiration dates. The meat ingredients can be stored frozen to make cassoulet at a later date.
Please be sure to click the correct button to order either: the cassoulet recipe kit ingredients, or both the ingredients and the bowl in the specially-priced package.
In the event that any of the kit's products listed above is not available at the time of shipment, D’Artagnan reserves the right to make an appropriate substitution for an item of similar value.
- Bowl is designed to hold our entire cassoulet for 12 recipe
- Both cassoulet kits include printed recipe and tips
- Shelf life: varies with products, see packages for expiration dates
- Products can be frozen for later use
- Optional 8-quart clay bowl (13-inch diameter, 4.5 inches deep)
- Cassoulet for 12 contains: 6 duck leg confit, 2 packs duck & Armagnac sausage, 1 garlic sausage, 1 ventrèche, 3 lbs of Haricot Tarbais beans, 1 duck and veal demi-glace, 1 duck fat
- Cassoulet for 4 contains: 3 duck leg confit, 1 pack duck & Armagnac sausage, 1 garlic sausage, 1 ventrèche, 1 lb of Haricot Tarbais beans, 1 duck and veal demi-glace, 1 duck fat
If using your own pot or Dutch oven be sure it is 8-9 quarts to accommodate the large cassoulet recipe kit and 3-4 quarts for the small kit. Any vessel for cooking cassoulet must be able to go from stovetop to oven safely.
While our recipe recommends cutting each duck leg confit in half at the joint, you can also shred the duck meat off the bones if you prefer. This can be helpful if you’re serving a very large crowd. Additional meats, like sausage or our chicken confit can be added.
Don’t hesitate to cut open the crust to check if the casserole is drying out too much inside. The texture should be that of a thick stew. If the texture seems too dry or pasty, add some liquid, such as stock or demi-glace. Cassoulet is quite filling, so is often served with a refreshing salad, a slice of rustic bread to mop out the bowl, and a hearty red wine like Madiran or Malbec.
From charcuterie gift boxes packed with bold flavors, to our signature recipe kits -- including the classic cassoulet -- our gifts and samplers are carefully curated to make gift giving easy and enjoyable. Offering a taste of D'Artagnan, they not only make wonderful gifts for food lovers, but are also the perfect way for you to experience a variety of our quality products at home.