Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie.

Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie.
You may well have come across hachis parmentier, the French version of shepherd's pie. Here's a variation using puréed haricot beans, inspired by another classic French dish: cassoulet.
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Last modified on: June 3rd 2020

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For 6 people, you will need:
  • 1 white haricot beans 1 kg white haricot beans
  • 2 cream 50 g cream
  • 3 cooked meat 500 g cooked meat
  • 4 grated cheese 50 g grated cheese
  • Total weight: 1,600 grams

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Time required for this recipe:
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19 min.35 min.54 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie.
Pass 1 kg white haricot beans (cooked beforehand or from a tin) through a vegetable mill into a saucepan...

Stage 2
Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie. make a bean purée.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie.
Put on medium heat. When hot, stir or whisk in 50 g cream.

Salt, pepper, then check the seasoning.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie.
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Butter a gratin dish and arrange 500 g cooked meat in the bottom.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie.
Spread the bean purée over the meat.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie.
Top with 50 g grated cheese.

Stage 7 - 30 min.
Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie.
Bake for about 30 minutes until nicely browned.
For a crustier topping, you can add a little home-made breadcrumb coating and mix this with the grated cheese in stage 6.

For something closer to a real cassoulet, use chunks or slices of sausage instead of the meat.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film. Freezes very well.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,920 Kcal or 12,225 Kj188 gr246 gr132 gr
146 %72 %23 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
182 Kcal or 762 Kj12 gr15 gr8 gr
9 %5 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
487 Kcal or 2,039 Kj31 gr41 gr22 gr
24 %12 %4 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 9.20 €
  • Per person : 1.53 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
White haricot beansWhite haricot beans: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: How to prepare white beans, Warm haricot bean salad, Paimpol salad, White bean gratin "à l'italienne", Sausages with baked beans, French style, ... All
Cooked meatCooked meat: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Jerusalem artichoke purée with leeks, Bistro sandwich, Lentil and cold-meat salad, Hachis parmentier, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Alpine gratin, Oxtail Parmentier, Gratin "grilled inside", Cheese tart, Stuffed mushrooms au gratin, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mini cheese and mustard toasts, Individual creamy endive gratins, Courgette tart with mint, "Moelleux" cake batter, Spinach à la Lorraine, ... All
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