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One Pot Meal January 16, 2016

Filed under: Interests,Meal Planning,Step by step — clappingonthedownbeat @ 9:26 PM

Continuing with the theme of quick easy meals this week, here is another.  White bean and Kielbasa Cassoulet.

First- A quick tip on cutting onions.

Slice the top of the onion off (NOT the root end) and then peel the onion.  Then slice the onion in half – through the root.

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Then, hold the onion with your palm and make horizontal slices (at least 4 from the bottom to the top) towards the root end- but do not cut through the root.  The root will hold the onion slices in place while you cut.

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Next make vertical slices across the onion, again not cutting through the root (about 5-6).

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Turn the onion 1/4 turn and slice the onion top to bottom.  This is the easiest way to dice an onion.

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Place the diced onion in a large pot with about 2 Tbsp olive oil.

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Over medium high heat, cook the onion till translucent.  Add 2 chopped garlic cloves and 1 tsp dried thyme.  Then add 1 can of diced tomatoes with juice and one can of northern white beans with lquid.

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One medium heat, stir the pot.  Meanwhile, slice 1 link (or package) of really good smoked kielbasa.  This is important.  This is where really good flavor is added so you need a good sausage (preferably not a large commercial brand like Oscar M  or Hillshire).  Add the smoked kielbasa.

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Over the pot and let it simmer on LOW for 30 minutes (or up to an hour or so).  Laddle into bowls.  Garnish with some buttered toasted bread.  I took some left over rolls, buttered them and placed them in a hot cast iron skillet to toast.

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5 thumbs up.  It was asked to be placed in our regular rotation.

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