Chorizo Sausage Cassoulet

Chorizo Sausage Cassoulet
Prep time: 15mins - Cook Time: 1hr15mins - Serves: 6
Stir up a comfortingly rustic French bean stew for a hearty supper. Made with our Chorizo style sausages. Great for a cosy night in.


  • 1 pack Heck! 97% Chorizo style pork sausages
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Celery Sticks (finely chopped)
  • 2 Carrots (peeled and Finely chopped)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Rosemary Sprigs
  • 2 Sprigs Thyme
  • 400g Tin Cannellini Beans (Drained and Rinsed)
  • 400g Tin Butter beans  (Drained and Rinsed)

For the Topping

  • 2tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter (melted)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 lemon zested plus 2 tsp juice
  • 100g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp flat-leaf parsley (chopped)


  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°c fan
  2. Put the sausages and olive oil into a casserole dish over a medium heat. Cook the sausages for 12 – 14 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add the onion, celery and carrots to the pan (no need to add more oil as the chorizo sausages will release plenty), turn down the heat and cook 10-15 minutes or until softened. Stir in the garlic and paprika for a minute, followed by the tomato purée, stock, chopped tomatoes, herbs and seasoning. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir the beans and sausages into the pan. Transfer to the middle shelf in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to a thick sauce coating everything.
  5. Meanwhile, for the topping, mix together the oil, butter, garlic, lemon zest and juice. Mix the breadcrumbs and parsley in a large bowl, then drizzle over the garlicky oil and stir thoroughly with some seasoning to evenly coat all the crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs over the casserole, pat down to a flat crust then bake for another 15-20 minutes or until dark golden and crisp.


 Nutritional Information Per 100g  Per Portion
Energy 485kJ/116kcal 2014kJ/481kcal
Fat 4.8g 20g
Of Which Saturates 1.6g 6.5g
Carbohydrates  9.8g 41g
Of Which Sugars 2.3g 9.3g
Protein 6.6g 27g
Salt 0.66g 2.7g