Sausage & bean casserole

Sausage & bean casserole

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(114 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4 - 6
A comforting and hearty one-pot sausage stew with chorizo, smoked paprika and plenty of vegetables

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal519
  • fat33.8g
  • saturates11.7g
  • carbs25.9g
  • sugars11.7g
  • fibre5.2g
  • protein24.5g
  • salt2.9g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 2 medium sticks celery, finely chopped
    Celery

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

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

  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 3 fat garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6 cooking chorizo sausages (about 400g)
    Chorizo

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 6 pork sausages (about 400g)
  • 1½ tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme

    Thyme

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

  • 125ml white wine
  • 2 x 400g tins cherry tomatoes or chopped tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

    Thyme

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

  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 x 400g tin aduki beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch chives (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the olive or rapeseed oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes. Add the celery and peppers and cook for a further 5 mins.

  2. Add the sausages and fry the sausages for 5 minutes, then stir in the garlic, spices and dried thyme and continue cooking for 1 – 2 mins or until the aromas are released.

  3. Pour in the wine and use a wooden spoon to remove any residue stuck to the pan. Add the tinned tomatoes, and fresh thyme and bring to a simmer. Crumble in the stock cube and stir in.

  4. Cook for 40 minutes. Stir in the beans and cook for a further five minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs, season with black pepper and serve.

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saunders2012
11th Aug, 2014
For avoidance of doubt, definitely brown the sausages first. That way you will know they are cooked. Especially of you are feeding anyone who is pregnant. Otherwise, a great recipe that I'll be using again.
cshobbs
27th Jun, 2014
3.8
Very tasty but easy to make. I used carrots rather than leeks. For 2 people I used 6 pork sausages, no chorizos and a tin of cannelini beans. I will definitely be doing this again.
cshobbs
27th Jun, 2014
3.8
Very easy but tasted fantastic! For 2 people I used 6 pork sausages and a tin of cannelini beans. I will definitely be doing this again.
miranda74
2nd Jun, 2014
5.05
This was really good and so simple to make! I only had kidney beans, but they worked as well. Tonight we'll have theleftovers (my bofriend will have the sausages, (I used six small ones and 200 g chorizo sausage) and I will have the sauce with fish). With pasta, yesterday we had mashed potatoes with it.
jmac08
29th May, 2014
5.05
I love the taste, so easy to make and it is now a part of the regular weekly menu. It's delicious. I have also tried, using baked beans instead and it's still great.
cyberclown88
4th May, 2014
5.05
Ok so I found this to be a great base for a sausage and bean casserole. I added a leak with the onion. while the onion, leak, celery and peppers were cooking I fried off my sausage. Added the spices and also used chilli to give it a kick. I also left out the white wine and used liquid stock. This is were I made the biggest addition, I added potato, carrot, green beans and zucchini ( courgettes ). I found this to be a great winter dish with some pasta, rice or creamy mash.
lazywife
9th May, 2015
LEEK! Leak is what you get when there is a faulty washer on your tap! Sorry - I know I'm a f*nny, but things like this drive me crazy!
KQuiggers
9th Aug, 2016
Overuse of exclamation marks drive me crazy.
marzipanfeind
1st Apr, 2014
3.8
I grilled the sausages while I fried the veg. Other changes: a chorizo ring (couldn't get the uncooked stuff), a can of mixed beans, fresh thyme only, red wine and hot smoked paprika (all just what I had in). Served with roast potatoes and plain microwaved veg. Great family dinner - loads of flavour.
mellie11
21st Mar, 2014
Good weekday supper. Like another reviewer, I left out the dried thyme and added leaves from fresh, as well as sprigs. I cooked fewer sausages but kept rest the same, and added a very soft poached egg, and some cous cous on side. First time I made this I found it hard to get any colour on the sausages with all the veg in the pan, so this time I gave them a few mins on high first, then added veg.

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