Quick sausage stew

Quick sausage stew

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
This one-pot supper needs nothing but crusty bread to mop up the rich tomato sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal373
  • fat24g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre4g
  • protein19g
  • salt2.48g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 12 chipolatas
  • 1 onion, sliced



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  • 410g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • 350g jar ready-made tomato sauce
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • zest 1 small orange



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  • 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • crusty bread, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the sausages for 4-5 mins until golden brown. Remove and set aside.

  2. Cook the onion in the same pan for 5-6 mins until softened, adding a splash of water if it starts to catch. Add the chickpeas, tomato sauce and stock and bring to the boil. Return the sausages to the pan, lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 5-6 mins until the sausages are cooked through. Scatter the garlic, orange zest and parsley over the stew, then serve in shallow bowls with crusty bread on the side.

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6th Apr, 2017
Very tasty, I added red wine and smoked paprika as did not have oranges. Also used passata as wasn't sure what was meant by tomato sauce. It was really good anyway.
1st May, 2016
Decided to try this recipe out as although sceptical of the orange and parsley addition I wanted to try something new. It was delicious! I made my own tomato sauce with tinned tomatoes and purée and served it with baked sweet potatoes. The orange, garlic and parsley go really well and give it a fresh taste. I added chilli like others did as we like a bit of warmth. Highly recommended!
5th Nov, 2014
Great easy recipe. Didn't have parsley, so added a big handful of spinach to add something green. Don't leave out the garlic and orange rind. This quantity serves 3 people if you don't have bread to mop up the juices.
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18th Aug, 2014
I loved this. Quick Cheap Healthy and delicious.
6th May, 2014
We all really enjoyed this, although we didn't fancy the garlic topping so didn't bother.
17th Oct, 2013
I found this recipe the night before my food shop and had hardly anything in yet I still managed to make a delicious meal that was a hit with the family! I used a red onion , used a jar a bolognase sauce, veg stock, Some chilli flakes and as I had only five large sausages I served with buttery mash. The meal was full of flavour. I always know I'm on to a winner when the kids ask for seconds!
19th Apr, 2013
Lovely. Made it with tomato & chili sauce for a more interesting flavour.
7th Feb, 2013
This dish is very simple but tasty, great on a budget feeding several mouths!
19th Jan, 2013
Very hearty. I adapted this quite a lot. I used fresh chilli, paprika and peppers. I didn't use the topping (apart from the parsley) as suggested but put the garlic in with the rest of the ingredients to cook. I also used Toulouse sausages. If you like a good quality sausage it's also good with wild boar sausages :-)
29th Nov, 2012
Lovely recipe, I added Leeks and made my own tomato sauce, as I don't like shop bought ones.


7th Oct, 2014
Could someone tell me what's meant by ready made tomato sauce, please. Is it passata? Or is it a jar of pasta sauce such as Loyd Grossman? Thanks.
8th Nov, 2014
I use a jar of ragu type pasta sauce and its fine. I do add extra garlic and some chili flakes to spice it up a bit
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28th Oct, 2014
Hi there, thanks for your question. Ready-made pasta sauce would be any tomato pasta sauce, not passata, so you could use one such as Loyd Grossman, or even make your own if you have time.
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