Bonfire bangers & beans

Bonfire bangers & beans

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(36 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 8
This comforting casserole is a real crowd-pleaser, great served with jacket potatoes on Bonfire Night

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal454
  • fat28g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre5g
  • protein23g
  • salt2.66g
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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

  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
    Celery

    Celery

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

  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomato
    Tomato

    Tomato

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

  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 thyme sprigs

    Thyme

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

  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 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…

  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 x 450g packs herby sausages
  • handful parsley leaves, chopped, to serve (optional)
    Parsley

    Parsley

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    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large flameproof casserole. Add the onion, celery and bacon, then cook for 5-10 mins until softened. Turn up the heat and add the tomato purée. Cook for 2 mins, then add the chopped tomatoes, sugar, mustard, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and 200ml water, then bring to the boil. Cook, uncovered, over a low heat for 15 mins. Add the beans and peppers, then simmer for 15 mins more, topping up with a little boiling water if needed.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 190C/170C fan/ gas 5. Toss the sausages with remaining 1 tbsp oil and spread out on a baking tray. Cook for 30 mins until browned all over, turning occasionally. Nestle the sausages among the beans, then cover and place the pan in the oven. Cook for 30 mins more. Remove from the oven, sprinkle over the parsley, if using, and serve with the baked potatoes (see 'Goes well with'). Can be made up to 2 days in advance and reheated in a low oven or on the hob.

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luceebecca
21st Nov, 2015
5.05
Lovely dish, everybody enjoyed it!.
Sweet Pea K
15th Apr, 2014
5.05
A lovely family meal which went a long way! Perfect with baked potatoes and a dollop of low fat crème fraiche on top.
Cooking Freak
4th Feb, 2014
5.05
Just finished eating this it's lovely I wouldn't change anything. Kids very quite while eating it so it's a family hit. I think using good quality sausages is a must in this recipe.
mareetsyo
23rd Oct, 2013
Yum! Added paprika, bay leaves and red wine as others suggested, plus a carrot, chopped spinach, marjoram and some red wine vinegar. Substituted half the beans for puy lentils as well and it came up a treat.
chillax
20th Sep, 2013
Made an couple of times and is very yummy dish. Definitely recommend trying.
jaysmith
7th Nov, 2012
5.05
Lovely! Served it up for a crowd before heading out to see the fireworks and it went down a treat!
strudel
4th Nov, 2012
5.05
Cracking recipe. Used some of the reader suggestions too and added smoked paprika and a couple of fresh chillies. Also added a couple of chopped jalapeños and a bay leaf for some depth. Completely agree on less sugar, a little goes a long way.
srscott
19th Oct, 2012
2.05
I thought this was nice, but the kids really didn't like the sauce! :-(
beccakettle
29th Apr, 2012
5.05
What a great recipe! This has a really moreish sweet smokey flavour. I can't wait to try it again! It was perfect for bonfire night. The only downside is the long list of ingredients...
6dinnersid
17th Jan, 2012
5.05
Make this regularly for an easy week day meal. Great for making ahead for the days I am at work. Only way I my husband will eat sausages!

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