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Herby bean sausage stew

Herby bean sausage stew

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(31 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 8 chipolatas
  • 2 x 420g/15oz can mixed beans
  • 2 x 400g/14oz cans chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp dried basil
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 2 tsp dried oregano
    Oregano

    Oregano

    or-ee-gar-no

    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 1 tbsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

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    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

Method

  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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nialahkelly
6th Oct, 2017
3.8
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.
rp50
11th Oct, 2016
3.8
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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beth-24-5
17th Mar, 2015
5.05
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
happyfood82
9th May, 2014
5.05
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.
sashaknits
2nd Apr, 2014
3.8
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!
mrsroe
26th Jan, 2014
3.05
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.
Danny9215
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.
Catbburn
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
jumcnu
12th May, 2013
Easy and tasty. Worked well in the slow cooker, i will definitely use this recipe again.
simonr0
16th Feb, 2013
5.05
Superb! Used value frozen sausages, double herbs, 1tsp of ground black pepper and the beans I used were just some I had in the cupboard - one of haricot, one of cannellini. Used xylitol instead of sugar and then only 2tsp, also added about 70g double concentrate tomato purée because I love tomatoes. When I tested it half way through cooking I realised that it needed salt - rare for me as I never use salt in vegetables, rice, pasta etc. either for cooking or eating. I used 1tsp. Next time I will be frying some onions along with the sausages. I now have 3 storage boxes freeing in the freezer. Lovely basic recipe that lends itself to changing.

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