Sausage & bean one-pot

Sausage & bean one-pot

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Warm yourself up on a chilly night with this comforting one-pot, and avoid the washing-up too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal605
  • fat34g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre11g
  • protein39g
  • salt3.45g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 8 good-quality pork sausages (Toulouse are great for this dish)
  • 2 leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 slices day-old white or brown bread, whizzed into breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp chopped sage, plus a little extra



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
    Cannellini bean

    Cannellini bean

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    Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…


  1. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof pan, add the sausages and brown for few mins. Remove from the pan. Add the leeks and carrot and gently soften for 10 mins.

  2. Mix the breadcrumbs with a little sage. Heat grill to medium. Add 1 tbsp sage and the garlic to the pan. Cook for 1 min, then add the stock and tomatoes. Tuck in the sausages. Simmer for 10 mins until the sauce has reduced a little and the sausages are cooked. Season, stir in the beans, then simmer for 2 mins more. To serve, scatter the sage crumbs over the top and grill for 5 mins until golden.

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Comments (22)

mother_ship's picture

Instead of making bread crumbs I cubed 3 granary rolls that need using up, sprinkled a handful of grated cheddar on top and grilled which went down very well with the whole family.

lbarr's picture

Soooo yummy, served as is because felt it was very filling without any potatoes etc. Now a regular in our house

janjan87's picture

Oh and I would recommend using Sainsburys taste the difference Toulouse sausages, they were scrummy!

janjan87's picture

Lovely winter comfort food! Added in a red pepper and some mushrooms that needed finishing up for upping the veg content. Used two cans of chopped tomatoes to make sure their was enough juice to cook all the extras I'd added in, and used just one can of cannelloni beans as I felt this was enough. Dash of Worcester sauce and grated Red Leicester cheese mixed with the breadcrumbs, served with mash... Yum!

Annie B's picture

Nice and easy and cheap mid-week dinner. Yummy

lisaann612's picture

Absolutely scrummy! Served it with jacket potatoes after a cold really warms you through. This is now one of my most faourite recipes.

butlerjo's picture

My son helped to choose this recipe for his tea. He really enjoyed this meal and wants to thank the person who created the recipe.

As mentioned above, I also added the Worcs sauce to add some more flavour. A hit in our household.

carolebound's picture

I thought this was absolutely scrumptious - used big fat local organic sausages and added a generous splash of Worcester sauce (which pepped it up perfectly) to the mix and only used one can of beans. Also used a little finely grated red Leicester in with breadcrumbs. Proper rib-sticking comfort food!

Wongie8's picture

Loved by my children and husband! I added bacon, butter beans and included cheese in the breadcrumbs. I sliced the sausages into 3 for easy serving. Didn't have sage so I used mixed herbs instead. Made in the morning and set the oven timer to reheated in the oven that evening with some jacket pots.

rachel8084's picture

This was really tasty, but I found the breadcrumb topping disappeared and would just serve without next time.

elijahsgrandma's picture

I made this for 2 hungry people.
I used six pork sausage, 1 leek, 1 small carrot, 1 tin of tomatoes and subsituted green lentils for the beans and added a splash of Lancashire sauce.
I served it with crusty bread.
It was delicious! This will be a regular mid week meal.

pauljon's picture

left out the breadcrumbs and did as a casserole with potatoes, great

eleanormayo's picture

We loved this - I was just making it for 2, but used 4 sausages, 1 leek, 2 carrots, 1 tin of beans & 1 tin of tomatoes. I used sainsburys toulouse sausages and cut them in half on the diagonal to make them feel like they were going a bit further. I also added a small amount of cheese to the breadcrumbs and served with lemon & caraway cabbage. Great hearty winter supper.

kmount's picture

I spiced it up with chorizo and a bit of extra chilli - yummy

alicetye's picture

It was easy to make and quite quick but was a bit bland so maybe add more garlic (I added 2 cloves just for 1 person as I divided the rest of the recipe by 4 and it was still a bit bland) and maybe chilli or some other herb/spice to make it more interesting. Quite filling though, I served it with mashed sweet potato and salad and it was a very big meal.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Great winter mid-week meal. Tasted very fresh. Lovely with the sausages.

bethocallaghan's picture

Makes an easy midweek meal. Only used 1 can of beans. And one onion and one leek.

danielanddebbie's picture

Very tasty. I used some good quality chipolatas as I find they tend to cook better.

purplechaffinch's picture

Very easy to make, great for a midweek meal. I added cheese on top too but that's because I'm a cheese addict!


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