Herby bean sausage stew

Herby bean sausage stew

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins


Serves 4

A simple, filling storecupboard chipolata stew that can be whipped up in minutes or slow cooked for hours

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal355
  • fat15g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre10g
  • protein20g
  • salt2.68g
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  • 8 chipolatas
  • 2 x 420g/15oz can mixed beans
  • 2 x 400g/14oz cans chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp dried basil



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  • 2 tsp dried oregano



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  • 1 tbsp sugar



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  1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan, then brown the sausages for 3-5 mins over a high heat. Drain the beans, then add to the pan with the chopped tomatoes, herbs and sugar. Season well and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 mins until the sausages are cooked through and the sauce has thickened, coating the beans.

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Mike Laws's picture
Mike Laws
3rd Mar, 2018
Great dish, I added all the suggested spices, halved brussels sprouts, zucchini, and finally large fresh spinach leaves. It was so good the next day.
6th Oct, 2017
This is delicious when you add a few adjustments. I added 200ml of beef stock, 1/2tsp of chilli powder, turmeric and paprika. Good glug of Soy sauce and worcester sauce and boiled potatoes and carrots - included them in the sauce too. It was absolutely delicious, and something I will definitely be making again. So much flavour for a relatively short cooking time.
11th Oct, 2016
Made to recipe but sauce tasted thin. Added a good glug of soy sauce to bring some richness which worked a treat. Next time will try using a stock cube, and/or adding some paprika or chilli powder.
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17th Mar, 2015
Great recipe! Made this last night and it was so quick and tasty. I added a dash of paprika to the sauce, then served it with roast new potatoes and mixed vegetables
9th May, 2014
Made this recipe last night because I had all the ingredients already. Both my partner and I loved it. I added more spices and seasoning, cooked the sausages for longer and added red wine, the taste was lovely. I only used 1 carton of chopped tomatoes (but addes some water) and 1 tin of black eyed beans. Served with mashed potato and veg. We will definitely be having this again.
2nd Apr, 2014
This recipe is quick and easy to make, and makes a hearty and tasty stew. I accidentally bought a tin of mixed beans in tomato sauce when I shopped for the ingredients, but I think this actually improved the resulting flavour and consistency! I made it on the hob and simmered it for just a little longer than suggested, which resulted in a really nice reduced sauce. I'd recommend seasoning plenty with salt and pepper to your taste, but otherwise didn't have to change anything to get a great result. Served with part-paked petit pains fresh out of the oven, delicious!
26th Jan, 2014
Cooked this in the slow cooker... Wouldn't do it again. The sausages developed a horrible texture - like the ones you get in baked beans. Not nice.
23rd Nov, 2015
I thought exactly the same thing. I did rather enjoy mine in the slow cooker however, there was not enough water and now I have the food stuck to the side of the pot. I don't think I will make this again.
22nd Oct, 2013
I made this last night for two of us and made a couple of adjustments. I fried a couple of shallots and mushrooms with the sausages, and (accidentally) used mixed beans in tomato sauce, added a glug of red wine and a little bit of beef stock cube to the tomato mixture. I let it simmer until it was really thick and served with mashed potatoes, it was really tasty and perfect for a rainy, cold evening!! Definitely try again
12th May, 2013
Easy and tasty. Worked well in the slow cooker, i will definitely use this recipe again.


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