This traditional recipe from south-west France is made with Tarbes white beans (Haricots Tarbais), Toulouse Porc Noir de Bigorre sausage and Porc Noir de Bigorre meat to enhance the flavour.
Tarbes white beans, Haricots Tarbais, are grown only at the foot of the Pyrenees, around the small municipality of Tarbes. Its designation of origin has been protected since 1986, when some farmers formed the Coopérative du Haricot Tarbais, saving the bean from extinction. Today, around 150 hectares of Haricot Tarbais are cultivated in the Piémont of the Pyrenees.
The skin is very thin and fine, the core has less starch than other white beans and is therefore buttery soft and melting, which makes these beans a coveted delicacy.
They are wonderful as an accompaniment to the preparation of the famous cassoulet stew.
Ingredients: Porc Noir de Bigorre meat (36.62%), Toulouse sausage, pork rind, pork knuckle, salt, garlic, sugar, pepper, Tarbes white beans (28.89%), broth (water, corn starch, greens , spices), tomato puree, slice of pork belly ( potassium nitrate), bacon, onions, garlic, parsley.
Nutritional values per 100g:
- Energy: 734.6KJ / 176.9 calories
- Fat: 12.3g
- of which saturated fatty acids: 4.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- of which sugar: 0.8 g
- Protein: 9.7 g
- Salt: 0.78 g
The love of taste and cuisine is passed down from generation to generation in the Sajous family. Pierre Sajous did not deviate from this rule. At a young age, he trained as a butcher. He was trained by Guy Filhol, a master butcher, on his professional debut. In 1987, Pierre Sajous set up shop as a butcher in Argelès-Gazost in the Hautes-Pyrénées.
After 28 years of practice, he decided to set up his workshop in Beaucens to process pork in various forms: cured meats, preserves, fresh meat and ready meals. He is an artisan, cook and salaisonner who creates products with raw materials mostly coming from local producers and breeders. Pierre Sajous' creations are in great demand by many famous chefs.
In my family we are "in the flesh" from father to son. I embarked on this path at a very young age by completing an apprenticeship as a butcher. But my vocation was really born from Mr. Filhol, the Maître Charcutier, who welcomed me as a butcher-caterer to express my new passion. Since then I've been involved in butchery, charcuterie and cooking in Argeles-Gazost and now in Beaucens.
The South West and Bigorre, to which I am very attached, have strong agricultural and culinary traditions. I chose to express this richness and identity by only working with local materials of the highest quality: Black Bigorre pigs, heavy fattening pigs from a Duroc-Landrace cross, Tarbes beans, Périgord ducks...
My studio is in Beaucens, on the edge of the Gave de Pau and near the Val d'Azun, where two of the most beautiful valleys of the Pyrenees, the Cauterets and Gavarnie valleys, meet. It combines a slaughterhouse approved for Noir de Bigorre, a cold cuts processing workshop and areas for preserving and refining hams and cured meats.
Manufacturer: SASU PIERRE SAJOUS - Chemin du Sailhet - 65400 BEAUCENS, France