Sausage & butter bean casserole

Sausage & butter bean casserole

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4

Dish up a hearty bowl of comfort on a cold, wintry evening with this simple sausage stew that uses a tin of baked beans to make it even easier

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal580
  • fat33g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre10g
  • protein25g
  • salt3.85g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 pork sausages
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped



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

  • 2 carrots, chopped



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

  • 1 onion, chopped



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

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can butter beans
  • 400g can baked beans in tomato sauce
  • ½ small bunch thyme


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

  • 200ml hot chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 slices white bread, whizzed to crumbs


  1. Heat half the oil in a large casserole dish, then brown the sausages all over. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the remaining oil, tip the veg into the dish and fry for 10 mins. Stir in the tomato purée and cook for 1 min more.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Return the sausages to the pan with the beans, thyme and some seasoning, then pour in the stock and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat, sprinkle over the breadcrumbs, then bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until the crumbs are golden and the stew is bubbling.

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25th Apr, 2014
Ooh, I also added a tiny bit of brown sugar, mainly because I'd added extra tomato puree and didn't want it to be too sharp.
25th Apr, 2014
A great dish! I didn't include baked beans so just added more tomato puree and stock. Dried thyme was fine instead of fresh and I only used one carrot and one stick of celery as they aren't favourites of mine. I don't really see the point of the breadcrumbs but if I was going to use them I'd probably add something (cheese?) to make it more of a substantial topping. Really tasty and the butterbeans were divine!
16th Feb, 2014
Success! One of best mains made. Added extra tom paste, cannelloni beans instead of butter beans and added 1/2 tsp brown sugar
6th Nov, 2013
So nice! I added extra liquid and just simmered on the hob to make a nice one-pot casserole.
26th Aug, 2013
Straight into my folder of favourites. Really tasty and dead easy. Didn't bother with breadcrumbs. My tips are to use the best and tastiest sausages you can (I used locally made herby ones) and real stock if you have it. Yum
7th May, 2013
use the best sausages you can. this is a lovey winter warmer with a big chunk of bread to mop the sauces up with.
20th Jan, 2013
Really enjoyed this recipe exactly as instructed, but, might add a little more liquid next time as we love to mop up all the lovely juices with some crusty bread.
1st Nov, 2012
Really tasty-I used Toulouse style sausages and they were delicious. I also added new potatoes and slightly more stock than the recipe stated to make it a complete one pot meal.
12th Jul, 2012
I cooked it for 2 people and used one tin of curried mixed beans which added a little zing. Easy and tasty.
22nd Feb, 2012
SCRUMPTIOUS!! Seriously easy to make. I didn't bother with breadcrumbs, just served it with wholegrain rice. The veg & bean casserole part was delicious! My 11 year old had three helpings - need I really say any more? :-)


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