Eight months ago we challenged our Test Kitchen Staff to cook up the best fast dishes ever.
Photo: Iain Bagwell
Cassoulet is a dish that can take days to make, but we get much of the same goodness in this half-hour version. “Duck breast, duck sausage, and bacon provide the rich, meaty core of cassoulet flavor in little more time than it takes to heat up a can of beans,” says Test Kitchen staffer Robin Bashinsky. It’s worth seeking out the best quality meats you can find (we ordered D’Artagnan sausage from dartagnan.com): It elevates the canned beans for maximum wow.