• This easy slow cooker peppercorn garlic pork cassoulet is rich and rustic and perfect for a family meal. 
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There are many versions of cassoulet, most based on a stew of various meats and white beans. The dish, originating from France, gets its name from the earthenware pot in which it was traditionally cooked. Hopping across the pond and into my southern kitchen, I pulled out my slow cooker to cook this hearty, yet simple dish.

I began by cooking my bacon and onions on the stovetop to make sure that the bacon was nice and crisp and to render a bit of fat from the bacon before adding it to the insert of my slow cooker. Then, I used pork tenderloin that I sliced into medallions, along with smoked sausage, that I layered into the insert.

Next, I poured in the diced tomatoes, white beans (I used butter beans, but Great Northern white beans are delicious, too), chicken stock, and added the tomato paste and a large bunch of fresh parsley. I left the parsley whole to cook into the cassoulet so that I could easily pull it out once the cassoulet was cooked and add fresh chopped parsley for serving.

I cooked my slow cooker cassoulet for five hours on the low setting and let me just tell you that my house smelled amazing all afternoon! We were all ready to dig in as soon as supper time arrived!

For serving, I spooned the cassoulet into bowls and served it with thick, crusty bread slices I’d toasted.

Here’s the my Slow Cooker Peppercorn Garlic Pork Cassoulet recipe. I think you are going to love it as much as my whole family does.

Slow Cooker Peppercorn and Garlic Pork Cassoulet

5 from 3 votes
There are many versions of cassoulet, most based on a stew of various meats and white beans. This easy slow cooker peppercorn garlic pork cassoulet is rich and rustic and perfect for a weeknight supper.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (1-1 1/2 pound) pork tenderloin, , sliced into medallions
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes, , drained
  • 2 15-ounce cans white beans, , drained
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth, or broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed peppercorns
  • fresh parsley, + more for garnish


  • Cook bacon over medium-low heat in a medium skillet until it begins to brown. Add in diced onions and continue to cook along with the bacon until the bacon is crisp and the onions are tender. Pour the bacon and onion, along with the drippings into the insert of a slow cooker.
  • Arrange pork medallions and sliced smoked sausage in a layer in the slow cooker.
  • Pour in tomatoes, beans, chicken stock, tomato paste, salt, and crushed peppercorns. Top with sprig of parsley.
  • Cook 5 hours on low setting. Serve with fresh parsley on top.


Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1589mg | Potassium: 1600mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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    1. Hi Allan,
      Depending on the size of your slow cooker, you should be able to cook between 3-4 pounds of pork in the same amount of time.

  1. OMG this looks super delicious!!!! I love slow cooker pork dishes. Pork absorbs flavors so marvelously.
    I HAD to pin this. Definitely going to try it. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much for this timely recipe! I saw it on my phone just before going to the grocery store today and decided a slow cooker meal would be perfect with my busy day of baking. I doubled the recipe because I have a very large slow cooker and it’s easier to make it once and have the leftovers for a couple of days!

      I served 4 people and by the time dinner was over, there was barely 2 servings left! It was that GOOD! O my goodness, it did smell wonderful which made the waiting tough but well worth the wait.

      Thank you for another great recipe!


    2. I’m so glad everyone loved it, Ginny! Doesn’t it smell out of this world cooking? It was hard to wait! xo

  2. Robyn, this is definitely a recipe I know my family will love!!! and yes, love slow cooking foods. . it’s so comforting and makes the house smell great! delicious!!

  3. I have never had cassoulet before, but I need to give it a try. This looks so comforting and delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    Great, jus looking for a porky recipe. Could not have come at a better time. It looks great and will enjoy this Thursday. Tomorrow no slow cooker as it is my husbands birthday and I have to cook from scratch and by hand. He is worth it.
    Well done and thank you for sharing.

    1. 5 stars
      This looks fabulous and I can’t wait to make it. I’m going by the store on my way home from work to pick up the ingredients. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Amanda. I love that it is something that my whole family loves, too! xo

  5. Comfort food at it’s best! I am a huge fan of pork cassoulet so this needs to happen soon!

    1. Thanks so much, Anna! If you love pork cassoulet, I really think you’ll enjoy this one. It is so, so easy! xo