Here's another classic slow cooker meal based on the French cassoulet. I use country-style pork ribs, parsnips and french lentils in this recipe. It's a popular weeknight meal at our house and only takes 30 minutes to assemble!
One note of caution: The meat will fall off the bone when cooked, so watch for bone shards when eating this dish.
Pork and Lentil Cassoulet
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Crookery Cooking
12 ounces country-style pork ribs
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp olive oil
2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth (check for gluten)
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
4 medium carrots or 2 parsnips, cut into 1/2" slices (I prefer parsnips)
2 stalks celery
3/4 cup dry lentils, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Brown the onions and garlic in the oil in a heavy skillet. Add the pork and brown on all sides. Transfer the mixture to a 4-quart slow cooker. Add broth, tomatoes, carrots or parsnips, celery, lentils, rosemary, salt and pepper.
Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve.