Meal for a week-budget cooking a la period

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Meal for a week-budget cooking a la period

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OK here's one for starters- Cassoulet c.19th cent/France under occupation

You will need:
6-8 tomato's
1 large onion
2+cloves garlic
basil/other erbs....
olive oil (and no I'm not going to go all Ainsley Harriot with that)
2-3 good handfuls haricot beans (soak overnight)-if you must 1-2 tins will do
sausage
any other meat you care to add, eg 1 bacon steak/gammon steak, chicken bits (if you feel brave), etc.
Method
chop onion, chop garlic, gently cook with dash olive oil in large saucepan.
Slice tomatos (ok remove skins if you must), add to onions and cook down
Add water
Add beans
Heat to boiling, and then simmer bubbling for 10 minutes
Add chopped up sausage (French cured sausage is best for this -suprise there eh?)
Add pepper, and herbs to taste.
The longer you cook this and the more often you cook it the better it gets. I did one batch on Monday night and Friday's was THE best by far! The beans had mushed a little by then and the meat had really flavoured the stock strongly. If you use a proper cured sausage there should be no need to add salt as there's enough in everything else.
By the way if you do cook this you will never want another can of beans ever again!-I promise you!

(Martins cured meats could be interesting in this....)(oy Cowley!!!! get here backside over here!)
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Post by Martin Cowley »

mmm dried then kept for rehydrating maybe ? lol,just sent a few packs of dreid stew to my awld fella cos hes started hiking and camping again :D

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Post by Andy T »

actually that cassoulet recipe would work really well as a dried stew thing-different flavour to the normal chilli or curry that everyone is used to- you could start a trend!
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