Minnesota Crock Duck


  • 1 lb. pork sausage links, sliced
  • 6–8 whole cloves
  • 1 onion, peeled
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 1 lb. dry navy beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. duck breast, skinned, boned, and sliced into thin strips


  1. Cook the sliced sausage on medium heat in a frypan.
  2. Push the whole cloves into the whole onion. Tie up the bacon with (clean) string. Tie up the parsley, thyme and rosemary with some more string.
  3. Put all ingredients in a crock pot. Add enough water just to cover everything and stir slightly. Set the crock pot to high for 1 hour, then turn to low for 6–8 hours, but don't lift the cover!
  4. Before serving, remove the onion, the bacon and the herbs. Serve with good bread.