Posts Tagged ‘stew’

Slow Cooker Pork and White Bean Stew

11-DSC00188 I am still amazed at what low heat and time can do to improve most anything.  It is rare that something non-delicious comes from my slow cooker, I do not take credit for that.  It does even better if I am actually gone for the day, leaving it to do it’s business without my constant poking, stirring, tasting and tongue burning.  I am an impatient cook.  I like to watch my water boil, I like to stir.  Yes I love making risotto, it makes me feel needed.  My slow cooker doesn’t need me, it likes it space and sometimes that’s a good thing.

Someday I would like to make a cassoulet.  This is not a cassoulet as much I would like to say it is and as much as I like to say “cassoulet.”  It has beans and meat and cooks for a long time and has some similarities, but is a lot less work.  This recipe is adapted from a recipe by David Lebovitz.  The beans become smooth and creamy and complement the salt from the ham, and does deserve an overnight in the fridge if you can handle it.

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