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REC: Turkey Leg and Butter Bean "Cassoulet." My new love Nadia G. showed this last night

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Posted to Thread #20991 at 4:25 pm on Nov 24, 2011

as part of a low-fat episode. I wouldn't call it a cassoulet but it sounds like a nice one-pot meal. The dried beans go right into the pot--no soaking. I would brown the turkey right in the roasting pan, and of course substitute duck fat for the canola oil.

Turkey and Butter Bean Cassoulet
Recipe courtesy Nadia G

Total Time:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:10 min. Cook:2 hr 10 min
Yield:4 servings


4 turkey drumsticks
1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 cups low-sodium organic chicken stock
2 cups canned whole San Marzano tomatoes, crushed by hand
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, minced
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
2 cloves garlic
2 yellow onions, sliced
1 bay leaf
1 sprig fresh thyme
2 cup uncooked dried butter beans, rinsed


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Sprinkle the turkey drumsticks with the pepper, salt and paprika and rub in the spices. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sear each drumstick on all sides until golden and crisp, a few minutes per drumstick.

Combine the stock, tomatoes, parsley, maple syrup, garlic, onions, bay leaf, thyme and butter beans in a roasting pan. Add the drumsticks, cover and roast for 2 hours.

Ladle the butter beans and sauce onto the serving plates and top with a drumstick.

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