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Herby bean sausage stew

Herby bean sausage stew

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(31 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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14th Jan, 2013
I wasn't sure at all about adding the bit of sugar but it definitely made the recipe. My husband and I made the basic bean stew and added grilled pork sausages to his portion and veggie sausages to my bowl. It was really yummy and we intend to make it again!
14th Nov, 2012
Not keen at all on this recipe. Made in the slow cooker but too watery not great and won't be making it again.
4th Nov, 2012
Simple, quick and delicious!
24th Sep, 2012
I came across this recipe for the first time last week and had a go. I made it in bulk in the slow cooker, putting the rest in the freezer. We really enjoyed it, I served with a jacket potato. I will make more often during the autumn / winter months. A very good, cheap store cupboard recipe.
14th Jul, 2012
I'm a very lazy cook, when catering for myself, so I love this kind of recipe. It's easy to adjust with different herbs or sausages so you can make it as simple or as richly flavoured as you like. Tonight I'll be adding roasted red onions, using paprika sausages and serving it with roasted new potatoes & green beans.
2nd Jan, 2012
Definitely a good OMG I've nothing in recipe! Found aproval with all served with Delia's Brussels Bubble and Squeek!
7th Dec, 2010
Quick, easy and very tasty. It also smelt delicious when it was cooking. I used dried mixed beans (soaked overnight), added a bit of bacon that I had leftover in the fridge and served it with creamy mashed potato. A great, winter warmer, especially when you’re on a tight budget.
24th Nov, 2009
I love this recipe and make it about once a month. I do however add a bit of hot chilli powder and instead of using 2 tins of tomatoes I use 1 and also add a beef oxo stock, and then reduce the sauce down, it gives it a lovey rich taste with a bit of a kick
5th Oct, 2009
I halved the recipe and added a chopped onion and some garlic, but it was still quite bland.
3rd Oct, 2009
Hmmm not very appealing if you follow the recipe exactly...although to make it much nicer, i added a chopped fried onion, crushed garlic and thickened it with some gravy granules...lovely with some buttery mash and doesnt add to the cost too much if you are on a budget :)


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