Spicy sausage & bean one-pot

Spicy sausage & bean one-pot

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

A saucy, warming casserole with Cumberland sausages, chilli gravy and kidney beans. It's budget-friendly and ready in less than 30 minutes too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal524
  • fat29g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre11g
  • protein24g
  • salt3.6g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, thickly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 8 Cumberland sausages
  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 x 400g cans kidney beans in chilli sauce
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

  • 2-3 sprigs curly parsley, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Cook the onion and sausages over a fairly high heat for 8-10 mins, turning the sausages often so they brown all over.

  2. Add the garlic to the pan with the kidney beans and their sauce. Half-fill one of the cans with water, swirl and then add this to the pan. Stir everything together and bring to the boil. Turn down to simmer and cook for 10 mins, or until the sausages are cooked through. Season and sprinkle with the parsley.

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25th Feb, 2018
I only had "plain" red kidney beans so I put in a lot of real stock and reduced it down to a delicious thick sauce with the beans, onion and garlic. Tasty and easy.
20th Jun, 2017
A great, thrifty midweek dish. Not spectacular, but quick, tasty and filling.
20th Feb, 2017
As a student this dish is brilliant, would highly recommend to any other students looking for cheap, filling meals! Couple of potatoes mashed up or some chips with each serving and it'll last ya a good few days!
12th Nov, 2016
Very easy recipe to follow with tasty results! I followed this exactly and must say I was very impressed, it was super quick to make and did not lack in flavour although I wouldn't class it as "spicy". I will definitely make this again as it was enjoyed by all including my 8 year old. We served it with mash and green beans!
4th May, 2016
Simple and freezes really well. I wouldn't add the onions until at least 5 minutes into cooking the sausages or they will singe. The second time around I added mushrooms, but it's good as it is. Great with a jacket potato and sour cream.
17th Nov, 2015
Love this recipe, super easy, quick and tasty. Served with mash.
24th Jun, 2015
Used Thyme instead of parsley and added a splash of Worcestershire sauce and some chilli powder to the sausages and onions before the beans went in. It was absolutely delicious, not what I was expecting. We had it with Cous Cous and it went really well! Only thing is even with the chilli powder I wouldn't call this dish spicy.
24th May, 2014
Delicious meal, goes well with mash. Added a teaspoon of chipotle paste for extra smokiness and my OH was asking for more! Very easy to make and can add any veg to it too
4th Apr, 2014
I love this. So quick and easy for after work when I'm tired or pushed for time. Easy to cut down for one if on my own, or cook the lot and freeze off the remainder. So tasty. And you can add what you like - mushrooms and carrots are fab. Enjoy with mash...mmmm
24th Mar, 2014
Simple and tasty mid-week meal. The quick browning of the sausages is best done before adding the onions as they brown (burn!) too quickly. Lovely with added mushrooms or/and courgettes. Freezes well if you have left overs.


7th Jul, 2017
Can you use Heinz baked beans instead of kidney beans?
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11th Jul, 2017
Thanks for your question. The taste and texture will be quite different if you swap for baked beans. We'd recommend sticking with the suggested ingredients for best results.
Sean W
9th Oct, 2017
As other reviews have said, don't add the onions to the sausages straight away (as instructed) as they will definitely burn - wait until at least 5-8mins in. You might want to add a more garlic, pinch of chilli, Worcester sauce and/or sprinkle of herbs to give the sauce some depth. Lovely winter dish!
James Fartin
6th Apr, 2017
Great with some mustard mash!
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