Bumper Sausage and Bean Casserole

My youngest boy loves sausages, so for his birthday we made this bumper sausage and bean casserole which went down a treat.  It’s easily halved if you require a smaller portion or have less mouths to feed. We’ve allowed for three sausages each as we’re quite a greedy lot!

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cooking time – 90 minutes

Serves – 8 (easily halved)

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Ingredients for Sausage and Bean Casserole

24 good quality fat sausages
1 large brown onion peeled and sliced
3 cloves of garlic peeled and thinly sliced
2 peppers (any colour) sliced into long strips
5 sun dried tomatoes sliced
500 ml chicken stock
250 ml red wine
Worcester sauce ( a couple of dashes)
Dessert spoon of smoked paprika
Tbsp dried basil
Tsp sugar
4 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
2 x can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
1 x can butter beans drained and rinsed
Olive oil
Fresh basil for garnish (optional)
Salt and pepper to season

Method for Sausage and Bean Casserole

Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees (fan assisted)

Grill or fry the sausages for 8 mins or so, turning them so that they are browned on all sides and then set aside.  We prefer to grill them and then rest on kitchen paper to absorb the fat.

Meanwhile, heat a lug of oil in a large oven proof casserole pot over a medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and fry for 3 minutes.  Then add the peppers and sun dried tomatoes and fry for a further 5 minutes.

Add the wine, tomatoes and stock, paprika and herbs, give it a stir and bring to the boil. Then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes with the lid on.  Give it a few splashes of Worcester sauce and season to taste.

Add the sausages, and the cans of beans to the pot, put the lid back on and transfer it to the oven and bake for 60 minutes.

When ready garnish with fresh basil and serve with crusty garlic bread and a seasonal side salad.

 

 

18 Comments

  1. May 5, 2017 / 9:55 am

    40 mins is a great cooking and preparation time duration for a yummy meal like this. I will try it.

  2. May 5, 2017 / 10:34 am

    Oo this looks like something my husband would LOVE! Must save for later 🙂

  3. fussfreejen
    May 5, 2017 / 11:19 am

    I love sausage casserole, such a hearty and satisfying dinner. Great for family meals, and for making in advance. Delicious recipe.

    • May 6, 2017 / 10:50 am

      I love the beauty of dishes you can make in advance, makes family mid-week dinners so much easier!

  4. May 5, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Looks great. We often have leftover sausages and I try to do something stew-like with them so this looks perfect to try.

    • May 6, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Yes good idea to use up with left over sausages, and recipe is easy to halve if needed 🙂

  5. May 6, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    What a great idea I bet he loved it. I have never made a sausage casserole before but it looks delicious.

    • May 8, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      Makes a nice change from the standard sausage and mash. We love it 🙂

  6. May 7, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    What a wonderful recipe, looks so tasty and easy to make too! Yummy! 🙂

  7. May 8, 2017 / 10:37 am

    I do love a good sausage and bean casserole. Will try adding wine to mine now

  8. countryheartdeb
    May 10, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Oh we love sausage casserole and this sounds delicious

  9. May 10, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    That sounds and looks great. I am off to pin it for future reference!

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