sarahlspence's picture
2nd Mar, 2017
My other half is in the forces and has a giant appetite, me not so much! So when I know he's going to be home for a few days I make up a big batch of this. I use 16 sausages, 2 jars of tomato, mushroom and bacon pasta sauce (for extra speediness) 1 can of butter beans, 1 can of kidney beans and 1 can of traditional baked beans for the sweetness rather than adding sugar. I also add 500g of small diced potatoes them portion it into 5 rather than 4. It's super quick for me to throw together, hearty, filling, tasty and easy for him to warm up when I'm not home! Fantastic! Would also be good with a squirt of BBQ sauce in.
lizleicester's picture
11th Feb, 2017
I didn't have butter beans so used kidney beans (a tin of red and a tin of white), and a tin of Kala Chana beans instead. I also slightly adapted the tomato sauce recipe based on what I had in stock but the result was delicious - just what was needed on a freezing cold day.
Archmoo's picture
7th Dec, 2016
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
4th Oct, 2016
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
20th Jan, 2016
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
15th Dec, 2015
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
15th Feb, 2015
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
17th Jan, 2015
Really good, easy to make supper that pleased the whole family.
kezjb's picture
11th Jan, 2015
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
1st Jan, 2015
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!