Cassoulet For a Cold Day!!

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It is a beautiful sunny day here, but cold and crisp.  A perfect day for a Cassoulet.  As I eat gluten-free as much as possible, I am foregoing the traditional bread crumb topping.  This dish could serve at least 8 people with some good bread and a salad.

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Cassoulet with Smoked Polish Sausage and White Beans

2 tbsps olive oil

2 medium onions chopped

3  carrots chopped

5 cloves of garlic minced

6 small smoked Polish sausages (gluten-free) sliced thin or one large Kolbassa sliced thin

2 cans of low sodium white beans with juice

1 large can chopped tomatoes with juice

4 cups beef stock

1 cup white wine

1/2 butternut squash peeled, seeded and chopped into 1 inch cubes

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp fresh ground pepper

1 tsp paprika

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.  In a 4 to 6 quart Dutch oven that has a lid, heat olive oil on medium high.  Add onions and carrots and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add sausage and cook for another 5 minutes.  Then add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a simmer.  Put lid on pot and place in oven and cook for 3-4 hours.  Check every so often to make sure there is enough liquid.  When done, serve with a kale salad and bread if you wish.  Hope you enjoy this recipe.  What is your favourite go-to cold weather dish?  Cheers, Michele