Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 ramekin)

Toasted walnut oil in the topping adds a delicate, sweet backnote of flavor to this hearty dish. If you can't find walnut oil, substitute a fruity extra-virgin olive oil.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat the broiler to high.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and bacon to pan; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally to crumble sausage. Remove mixture from pan using a slotted spoon; place in a bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in pan; reserve remaining drippings for another use. Increase heat to medium-high. Add onion and next 4 ingredients (through minced garlic) to drippings in pan; sauté 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion mixture to sausage mixture.

Step 3

Remove skin from duck breast; discard skin. Cut breast into 1/2-inch pieces. Return pan to medium-high heat. Lightly coat pan with cooking spray. Add duck breast; sauté for 3 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Combine 1/2 cup beans, tomato paste, and stock in a food processor; process until smooth. Add pureed bean mixture, sausage mixture, remaining beans, and pepper to pan with duck; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 2 minutes. Spoon 1 cup bean mixture into each of 4 (8-ounce) ramekins lightly coated with cooking spray. Combine panko, parsley, and oil in a small bowl; toss. Divide panko mixture evenly among ramekins. Place ramekins on a baking sheet; broil 2 minutes or until browned.

Ratings & Reviews

Bigshmouse's Review

January 08, 2013

marybeth123's Review

November 13, 2012
This dish was outstanding! I ordered the duck sausage from d'Dartagnan's as suggested and it was well worth it. The flavors were rich and hearty. Even my picky husband loved it. This will be a go to dish for many winters to come.

koczend's Review

October 29, 2012
Exce;llent. Couldn't get reasonably priced duck sausage but used Whole Foods Turkey sausage with garlic and basil.