Credit-crunch sausage and bean casserole

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Serves: 4

By CowWatcher



  • 1 onion

  • 1 handful tomato

  • 1 sausage cooked

  • 1 pinch paprika hot, optional

  • 3 carrot

  • 2 tbsp plain flour

  • 1 tin white beans

  • 1 handful vegetables any you have


<ol> <li>Chop up onion and veg and gently fry in your oil of choice for a few minutes. Do this gently, but colour does equal flavour, so at least 5 minutes worth.</li> <li>While it's cooking, put the kettle on.</li> <li>Chop up the sausage (pretty small, we're being economical about this) and add to the veg in the pan.</li> <li>Add tomatoes (or purée/paste) - how many (much) is up to you, depends what you have and what you like. Then strain the beans and pop them on too.</li> <li>Give it a stir, then using a spoon 'sprinkle' (or maybe scatter) the flour over the top, giving it another stir to get everything well coated.</li> <li>Pour over enough boiling water to just cover. If you like it with a little bit of spice, then some hot paprika (or chilli) powder gives it a great zing.</li> <li>If you're cooking for children and they're not keen on spicy food - I have found that over the course of several weeks (we eat this nearly every week) adding a little more paprika every time has acclimatised my daughter's taste buds to accepting a reasonable amount of heat.</li> <li>Cover the pan, turn heat right down and leave it alone. You could also leave it to cook in the oven on 120-150C if you preferred.</li> <li>It needs at least 40 mins of slow cooking, probably a bit more in the oven.</li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<p>We generally eat it with couscous, but it goes well with rice or as a filling in a jacket potato. It also freezes well and I have made it for a veggie by just leaving out the sausage and getting the flavour with more spice and a few sage leaves.</p>

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Main Course

  • Winter

  • Meat

  • Budget

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • tomato

  • sausage

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  • CowWatcher 15/05/09 18:41

    Useful store cupboard stand by, cheap & hearty casserole.