Bean and bacon cassoulet
( SERVES 6 )
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A rich and flavoursome slow-cooked casserole that will brighten up a cold winter's night.
- Dice and saute the onion in butter or bacon fat, until soft.
- Add the mince and stir-fry until coloured. Pour off any excess fat.
- Add the bacon, crushed tomatoes and juice, diced carrots and herbs.
- Preheat the oven to 160 degC.
- Place half the beans in the base of a large casserole, top with the meat mixture and then the remaining beans.
- Add enough stock so the beans are covered. Cover tightly and cook for an hour.
- Cut the chorizo into 3cm rounds and add to the casserole.
- Extra vegetables, such as green beans or cabbage, could be added at this stage.
- Cover and continue cooking about 30 minutes.