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Nick's Easy Duck Cassoulet

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Nick's Easy Duck Cassoulet


There are many options for this dish, depending on your ingredient availability and personal taste. You can purchase duck confit, make it yourself, or pan fry/bake the duck legs. We like to make it more like a stew, by slicing the sausage and de-boning the duck to bite sized pieces. Sometimes we call it, “French Chili.”

Yield: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 65 Minutes


• 4 cans white beans
• 1 can red beans
• 1 bulb garlic
• 1 onion
• 2 carrots
• 2 stalks celery
• 4 duck leg/thigh combo
• 4 andouille sausages
• Tarragon
• Panko breadcrumbs
• 1 cup chopped parsley
• 4 strips thick bacon
• Salt & pepper
• Pinch of red pepper flakes


Chop garlic, onion, carrots and celery and sauté lightly in olive oil. Put aside. Lightly sauté the confit duck until almost done in fat. Render duck fat. Cook the bacon, but not crispy. Cook the Andouille sausage until almost done.

In large casserole, put garlic, onion, carrots, celery, drained beans, a couple sprigs of tarragon, cooked bacon, sausage, salt/pepper, red pepper to taste, and duck. Add a little duck fat to taste too! Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Cover with panko & parsley. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes more.

Serve and enjoy! (Traditionally, the whole leg quarter and a whole sausage are plated together).

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