The first time I had cassoulet years ago, I remember being astounded by the amount of meat, so I was excited to try this vegetarian recipe from Smitten Kitchen. She admitted though, to adding some kielbasa to the pot and liking it. Writing as a non-vegetarian, I have to agree that just a little bit of meat would take this dish to a new level. Does this sound familiar? Yes, I made a similar dish just a couple of months ago. But regardless of what you choose to add meat or not, this is a great meal, actually many meals, since my largest soup pot was just about full!