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Sausage & bean casserole

Sausage & bean casserole

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(85 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4 - 6
A comforting and hearty one-pot sausage stew with chorizo, smoked paprika and plenty of vegetables

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition per serving (6)

  • kcalories519
  • fat33.8g
  • saturates11.7g
  • carbs25.9g
  • sugars11.7g
  • fibre5.2g
  • protein24.5g
  • salt2.9g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 medium sticks celery, finely chopped

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 3 fat garlic clove, chopped
  • 6 cooking chorizo sausages (about 400g)

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 6 pork sausage (about 400g)
  • 1½ tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 125ml white wine
  • 2 x 400g tins cherry tomatoes or chopped tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 x 400g tin aduki beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch chives (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat the olive or rapeseed oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes. Add the celery and peppers and cook for a further 5 mins.

  2. Add the sausages and fry the sausages for 5 minutes, then stir in the garlic, spices and dried thyme and continue cooking for 1 – 2 mins or until the aromas are released.

  3. Pour in the wine and use a wooden spoon to remove any residue stuck to the pan. Add the tinned tomatoes, and fresh thyme and bring to a simmer. Crumble in the stock cube and stir in.

  4. Cook for 40 minutes. Stir in the beans and cook for a further five minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs, season with black pepper and serve.

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Comments (81)

jmac08's picture
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I love the taste, so easy to make and it is now a part of the regular weekly menu. It's delicious. I have also tried, using baked beans instead and it's still great.

cyberclown88's picture
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Ok so I found this to be a great base for a sausage and bean casserole. I added a leak with the onion. while the onion, leak, celery and peppers were cooking I fried off my sausage. Added the spices and also used chilli to give it a kick. I also left out the white wine and used liquid stock. This is were I made the biggest addition, I added potato, carrot, green beans and zucchini ( courgettes ). I found this to be a great winter dish with some pasta, rice or creamy mash.

lazywife's picture

LEEK! Leak is what you get when there is a faulty washer on your tap!

Sorry - I know I'm a f*nny, but things like this drive me crazy!

marzipanfeind's picture
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I grilled the sausages while I fried the veg. Other changes: a chorizo ring (couldn't get the uncooked stuff), a can of mixed beans, fresh thyme only, red wine and hot smoked paprika (all just what I had in). Served with roast potatoes and plain microwaved veg. Great family dinner - loads of flavour.

mellie11's picture

Good weekday supper. Like another reviewer, I left out the dried thyme and added leaves from fresh, as well as sprigs. I cooked fewer sausages but kept rest the same, and added a very soft poached egg, and some cous cous on side. First time I made this I found it hard to get any colour on the sausages with all the veg in the pan, so this time I gave them a few mins on high first, then added veg.

bonluv5's picture

Absolutely delicious! I sliced into pound coins 1 1/2 Chorizo rings rather than use the smaller whole ones, which worked out slightly less in weight, but I added more normal sausages. I grilled the sausages before adding them to the pan to save on the fat content. I took the advice on the previous comments about the thyme and used a teaspoon rather than a tablespoon. I also cooked mine in a Le Creuset shallow casserole which is great for conducting heat so to ensure it didn't lose too much moisture, I cooked it for the 40 minutes with the lid on. I also used haricot beans rather than aduki as I couldn't get hold of them. A gorgeous, hearty meal with plenty of leftovers to have on a baked potato another day. We had it with mash and Garlicky Greens which were also very good indeed. Will definately be a firm favourite in our house.

maloybishop's picture

A good recipie, clean plates all round. Might brown the sausages first, and tinker with the spice levels a bit!

raven's picture
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Never thought I'd say this but this is a top sausage recipe. Got a 'delicious' and 'splendid' from hubby and all the children liked it. Did tweak a bit - omitted dried thyme and used more fresh, used 1/2 tsp smoked paprika and 1 tsp ordinary paprika (to reduce heat for children) used less chorizo (about half) and more normal sausage. added a pinch of sugar, a courgette and used cannellini beans. Was absolutely delicious. Served with sweet potato mash.

clairemckenzie17's picture

Easy and very very tasty. A successful supper dish. Served with baked potatoes and green beans. Will definitely use this recipe again.

idewar's picture

A little disappointing having read the reviews. I doubled the paprika & cumin but still lacked a bit of umph. Also feel there was too much thyme giving it a bitter taste. Very rich in tomato. Too much for us. However, overall it was a satisfying & wholesome with dollops of creamy mash & freshly steamed broccoli. Would do again with major tweaks. I used half chorizo flavoured sausages & half traditional as that's the way I read cooking chorizo as being. In hindsight it does need real chorizo for that punchy flavour. 400g though?! That's an awful lot of money to spend don't you think? Not bad. Just not FAN DABBY DOSEY!

allie80's picture
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This recipe calls for sweet smoked paprika but I only had hot smoked paprika or sweet paprika, I opted for the hot smoked paprika and in hindsight maybe I should have gone for half of each as it had quite a kick to it! It was however, full of good flavour and really tasty served with just some mashed potato on the side. I did reduce it down for quite a while as my stock cubes were not the "crumbling" kind so I had to make up as stock and reduce down. I also added some extra peppers and a courgette that needed using up, omitted the celery as I didn't have any and changed the aduki beans for butterbeans as that was what was in the cupboard. Would definitely make this again but may make it less hot for those in the house who are a bit more sensitive to spicy food.

Lu27's picture
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This is a great recipe! Very easy and the result was delicious! The type of recipe you can alter easily depending on what you have in the fridge. I added a few more different vegetables last time I made it. It is now a firm favourite in my house!

thesnotgobbler's picture

I've made a few sausage and bean stews in my time, but this had so much depth to the sauce it was delicious and my family loved it!

Messymonkey's picture
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Just made this following the recipe to the letter with mash & it was nice. Next time I'll definitely brown the sausages first & would be lovely with broccoli as a side as well as mash.

hannahcurtis's picture
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Loved it!!

morientes09's picture
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done this...its lovely... it made loads...served in a bowl with garlic bread mmm
Enough for the rest of the week :0)

vicki_mh's picture
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Love this! I had it with roast potatoes which was delicious but would probably have mash next time to soak up the fantastic smokey paprika sauce. Would also leave out the chorizo to reduce the calories a bit.

melz88's picture
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Lovely comfort food, with scrummy flavour. Served with mash. Big portion and lots left over for lunch.

giefox's picture
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So simple and so tasty - used cannelini beans instead and no need for a side dish. Perfect Saturday night comfort food!

alimary's picture
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Really good recipe, filled up my hubby, son's & son's mate a treat. I also browned the sausages under the grill, & only used 250g of chorizo to 600g pork sausages but the combo was v good. It fed 5 of us with plenty left for tea for 2 tomorrow!

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