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Sausage casserole in Yorkshire pudding

Sausage casserole in a Yorkie

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Serve this impressive looking Yorkshire pudding filled with a warming sausage casserole and create an instant family classic. Use veggie sausages to make this vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal674
fat38g
saturates12g
carbs55g
sugars21g
fibre8g
protein23g
salt1.6g
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large onion , finely sliced
  • 1 celery stick , finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 2 carrots , cut into thick slices
  • pack of good-quality sausages
  • chopped parsley , to serve (optional)

For the Yorkshire pudding batter

  • 4 large eggs (about 100ml when cracked into a jug)
  • 140g plain flour
  • 200ml whole milk
  • rapeseed oil , for the tin

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large flameproof casserole. Fry the onion for 8-10 mins over a low heat so it starts to soften and caramelise. Add the celery and cook for a further 5-10 mins until softened. Add the tomato purée and cook for 2 mins, then add the tomatoes, sugar, mustard, thyme, carrots and 400ml water, and bring to the boil. Cook, uncovered, over a low heat for 15 mins. Meanwhile, fry the sausages in the remaining oil until they are browned all over, add them to the pan, cover with a lid and cook for 10 mins.

  • STEP 2

    To make the batter, crack the eggs into a bowl or jug, then add the flour and whisk together until smooth. Gradually add the milk and carry on whisking until the mixture is lump-free. Season. Pour the batter into a jug, cover and chill for at least 30 mins and up to 24 hrs.

  • STEP 3

    While the casserole is cooking, or when you’re ready to serve your Sunday lunch, heat oven to 230C/210C fan/gas 8. Drizzle a little rapeseed oil into a 30cm frying pan with an ovenproof handle and put it in the oven for 5 mins. Pour the batter into the pan, put it back in the oven and cook for 25 mins. Check the Yorkshire pudding. It should have a good dark brown colour at the edges and feel firm and dry. If it’s ready, take it out and keep warm. To serve, spoon the sausage casserole into the Yorkshire, and scatter over the parsley, if you like.

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Recipe from February 2019, February 2019

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Rating: 4 out of 5.13 ratings
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