Bean & sausage hotpot

Bean & sausage hotpot

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Warm up after work with this ultimate comfort food dish, just add a buttery dollop of mash

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal474
  • fat23g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre9g
  • protein29g
  • salt3.55g
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  • 8 large sausages (course-cut ones like Toulouse or Cumberland are ideal)
  • ¼ quantity tomato sauce (see 'Goes well with')
  • 3 x 400g/14oz cans butter beans
  • 1 tbsp black treacle or muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp English mustard


  1. In a large casserole, fry the sausages until brown all over – about 10 mins.

  2. Add the tomato sauce, stirring well, then stir in the beans, treacle or sugar and mustard. Bring to the simmer, cover and cook for 30 mins. Great served with crusty bread or rice.

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Comments (55)

Archmoo's picture

It was really quick and easy to make and is great for a weekday family meal. Instead of 3 cans of butter beans, I added 1 can of butter beans, 1 can of baked beans and 1 can of chickpeas to add flavour.

Pbrook001's picture

I varied the recipe following a read of the posts. I made it with chickpeas, baked beans and a tin of tomatoes and did not add the extra sugar. Also added a paprika and onions to give it more variety. Really worked well.

dutes8080's picture

Caramelized an onion and some Garlic and added to the mix. Think I slightly overdid it with the sugar in the onion as it ended up a little sweet - will adjust next time. Also next time will put in a little something to give it a bit of a kick, some chilli or cayenne, may be. Nice but not great in my book. Served with mash and broccoli but more than enough to serve with a small portion of rice or crusty bread.

NatKJ21's picture

A bit bland- I seasoned with black pepper and added a little parmesan- really just a little- and this improved it miles! We enjoyed it. Without the pepper and parmesan we may have found it a bit boring

PicaPicaMagpie's picture

Yum yum. Lovely, hearty recipe with a great sauce that can be used for other things i.e. pasta. This recipe works fantastic with veggie sausages too! I substituted 8 ordinary sausages with veggie ones after defrosting them in the fridge overnight (sometimes frozen veggie sausages can be cheaper than those in the fridge section of the supermarket). I cut them up into small chunks and stirred them into the hot pot to allow for portion freezing. I also swapped butter beans for black beans and it still tasted great.

Hansku's picture

Really good, easy to make supper that pleased the whole family.

frizzy123's picture

Loved this recipe. I made the suggested sauce and used Linda McCartney sausages (they are the more meaty textured of the veggie sausages I think) as I don't eat meat, and it was delicious.
I only used two cans of butter beans having read the below comments.
Will definitely make again, I served with brown rice and some roasted butternut squash which complimented it well.

shantal's picture

This is a really lovely recipe! I only used 1 can of butter beans and 1 can of baked beans instead of 3 butter bean cans having read the comments and it worked a treat! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an easy midweek family meal!

Vikki Uren's picture

This is so easy and absolutely delicious. It's even better with nothing but crusty bread to mop it up with.

oliviae's picture

Good recipe - I liked it but used only one can of butter beans the second time I made it. I like butter beans but felt overwhelmed by them the first time!

rogersmanor's picture

I added paprika to the tomato sauce and cooked on low in the slow cooker with the addition of chunks of potato. Added frozen peas and sweetcorn at the end. Complete really tasty meal in one pot.

accordionboy's picture

for the tomato sauce "a quarter of what quantity"

bowdenei's picture

To bigspottedcat. If you are not going to make the sauce as recommended then you really need to use a pasta sauce that you like. No wonder you didn't like it. Plus I used a little brown sugar and that worked perfectly, as didn't have treacle anyway. But if you use a good pasta sauce I'm sure that will help although the recommend sauce is easy to make. A little time consuming thats all.

bowdenei's picture

I made this with the recommended sauce ( see my comments on that) but I used Italian veggie sausages (USA brand) and served it with the cheesy garlic bread also on this website. Very nice! Even though I'm not vegetarian .....did this as my daughter is. Plus can't get regular butter beans as they always come in some sort of sauce so used navy beans instead. A bit like baked beans but in water instead

Bigspottedcat's picture

Firstly ingredients are not clear. I made mine with chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. I really did not like the treacle in it. I think too often people are write to rate a recipe highly. If it is poor, people could not be bothered.

coleyskitchen's picture

This one went down a storm in our house. Very easy to make and delicious, great to come home to on a cold night. Used 20 sausages and scaled up everything else so had several portions to put in freezer. Served with rice. A winner!

tamzinpuddles's picture

Hi, can anyone tell me how to reheat once frozen and defrosted? I am guessing 30mins in oven?

lisamcd's picture

Abit too much butter beans would put them again though only one can. Delicious though tyvm :)

jane3a's picture

Lovely dish, so easy and family all liked it.


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