I'm not sure how cassoulet, which is basically a fancy term for a slow-cooked stew made with meat and beans, has evaded me for my entire life. Now that I've had it, my life will never be the same.
My husband has already requested (insisted?) that I make this dinner again, and soon. It's thick, warm, comforting, full of flavor, and filling. It comes together quickly and doesn't require much fussing while it cooks long and slow on the stove. The cornmeal dumplings are dropped in at the very end and as soon as they are done, you're ready to dig in.
The dumplings are buttery, hearty, and melt into the rest of the stew like sheer perfection. One recipe makes a ton of food, and the leftovers taste just as delicious days later.
Please, please try this sometime, and then come back and let me know what you think!Print