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Sausages! Does anyone have a tasty recipe to share?

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MrsMcGregor Wed 07-Aug-13 09:16:25

Pretty please smile. Got a packet to use up. Usually do a sausage pasta bake with a passata and marscapone sauce but fancy a change.


Souredstoneshasasouredpebble Wed 07-Aug-13 14:15:53

Chuck it all in. Brown the sausages and cook it all as a casserole for about an hour

Sausage, lentil and canellini bean casserole.

Brown the sausages, then set them aside. Fry finely sliced onions, put the sausages back in the pan, together with a drained can of green lentils, a can of chopped tomatoes, about a can full of water, and a sprig of rosemary. Simmer gently for about 25 minutes, add a can of drained canellini beans, simmer for 5 more minutes, and serve with crusty bread.

MrsMcGregor Wed 07-Aug-13 14:41:34

Thanks Soured - my kinda meal tonight.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-Aug-13 16:26:39

Hello. Would you mind, MrsMcGregor, if we moved this thread to the Food topic?

Chat threads get auto-deleted after 90 days and some sausage-lovers have mailed us to say they don't want this thread to disappear...

HugAMoo Wed 07-Aug-13 16:48:40

Sausage and chorizo casserole, tinned tomatoes and I usually throw in an onion, carrots and some garlic. Sometimes a red pepper. Serve with crusty bread.

HugAMoo Wed 07-Aug-13 16:49:53

Meant to add chickpeas work well with it too.

MrsMcGregor Wed 07-Aug-13 21:41:25

No problems Helen. There are some lovely recipes and I know I'll come back to it so that would be great - thanks.

OliviaIsOffTheGinMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-Aug-13 21:43:28


ducklady Thu 08-Aug-13 08:54:53

I fancy sausages for breakfast now with mash.

chimchar Thu 08-Aug-13 09:56:17

I went out and bought some posh sausages yesterday in honour of this thread....undecided which recipe to do yet though!

ducklady Thu 08-Aug-13 10:13:27

Ive got a sausage in the oven now!

ICanSeeTheSeaFromHere Thu 08-Aug-13 10:19:28

Spanish Style Sausage Casserole: Serves 4

12 sausages
2 onions
3 peppers
150g mushrooms
200g baby potatoes (1/4 and par boil)
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
beef stock (200ml)
salt and pepper

Roast sausages in the oven at 180oC for 20min.

Slice the onions and soften in either 1tbs of oil or a few sprays of frylite for 2-3min.
Add a good slug of balsamic vinegar and reduce till sticky... then add more and repeat.
Thickly chop the peppers and mushrooms and add to pan to coat in balsamic. Add the tomatoes, stock and potatoes.

Remove any excess fat from the sausages and cover in the potato and veg sauce.

Return to the oven for 25min then serve.

colditz Thu 08-Aug-13 10:21:49

I just don't think you can beat toad in the hole. You just need to serve with vegetables and gravy, no potatoes, it's so stodgy on its own [fat]

SugarMiceInTheRain Thu 08-Aug-13 10:23:50

A really easy, tasty glaze for sausages can be made with wholegrain mustard, honey and some lazy chilli.

I love the Jamie Oliver Southern Sausage Stew (from Jamie's America book)

Oooooh yes - toad in the hole. Thanks for reminding me of that, colditz - that's going on the menu for next week! Yumyumyum.

moonbells Thu 08-Aug-13 10:26:56

I love cassoulet with sausages; slow cookers are brilliant here, though you do have to do the initial boiling of the beans on the hob. Quantities are very much a case of whatever you feel like bunging in... large casserole dish even better as breadcrumbs go crisp on final cooking.

White beans, soaked overnight
1 onion, several cloves, 1 carrot
1 bouquet garni or whatever herbs you have to hand
sausages, bits of other fatty or cheap meat cuts(bacon, pork belly), chicken pieces etc
tin chopped tomatoes (optional: I tend to just use tomato puree)
some dry white wine if you're not feeding the kids!

Put beans in a pan with veg and some of the fattier bits of meat. Bring to boil for 10 mins then shove the whole lot into a preheated slow cooker and leave for 2-3h on high.

Meanwhile brown the rest of the meat (the nicer bits, sausages, chicken legs etc)

Fish out the veg and fatty meat remnants from beans and discard. Drain the beans (saving liquid) and put half back into the cooker. Layer the sausages and other meat on top, add garlic cloves, tomatoes. Cover with rest of the beans, then the wine if used and enough bean liquid to just cover. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs, then put back on to cook for about 2 hours.

At this point, test seasoning, stir together, add more liquid if needed and cover with more breadcrumbs and shove back in for a final hour.

This is my slow cooker adaptation of a Frances Bissell recipe I got years ago. My even easier version is to bung the parboiled beans, onion, carrot, tomato puree, ground cloves rather than whole ones etc plus just skinned sausages into the cooker, cover with liquid and switch on, forgetting about it for 8h. Done.

Can also do it overnight in a covered cast iron casserole. I bought my first piece of Le Creuset for this recipe.

chimchar Thu 08-Aug-13 10:27:36

so....toad in the hole.
do you just brown the sausages before you put the batter on them (or them into the batter?!) or do you need to cook them through?

I have never made it blush, but I KNOW kids will love it!

I whack the oven up full, put the oven tray with the oil in to heat up for about 10 minutes, add the sausages for another 10 minutes, then add the batter, cook that for 10 minutes, then turn it down to about gas mark 6/7 and cook for about 30-35 minutes.

chimchar Thu 08-Aug-13 19:56:42

thanks for that.

will try in the next few pressure!

DipMeInChocolate Thu 08-Aug-13 19:59:58

I do a sausage and pepper pasta.
Browned chopped sausages, onion, red pepper, tinned tomatoes, dried pasta and chicken stock bubbling away in a large pan until pasta cooked.

Tortoise Thu 08-Aug-13 20:09:34

Our favourite is baked bean pie.
Cook sausages, cut into 3rds, put in bottom of an oven proof dish, top with 2 cans of beans.
Add a chopped onion on top of the beans.
Grate a good layer of cheese on top of that. Top with mashed potatoes and a bit more grated cheese.
Brown in oven for 15-20 mins.
It's delicious!

MissMarplesBloomers Thu 08-Aug-13 20:14:37

Cowboy Casserole.

Brown sausages just enough so they aren't anaemic, (I add finely chopped onions & peppers if your kids will tolerate!)

Cut into chunks in a casserole, add one can of toms, one can of beans & a bit of stock.

Cut up chunks of potato quite small & throw in.

Cook slowly for a few hours till pots done. Season to taste & serve.

blondieminx Thu 08-Aug-13 20:17:47

Some yummy sounding recipes here smile

I make a pasta sauce by frying an onion gently, squeezing the sausages out of their skins and smurshing them up (so it's a bit like mince) add a tablespoon or so of red pesto and a jar of tinned toms, a teaspoonful of gravy granules and black pepper and simmer. Add sliced mushrooms too if you like them. Ace with pasta twists.

I also sometime stir it through pasta then bung in a dish with bechamel sauce and cheese for a scrummy pasta bake!

Altinkum Thu 08-Aug-13 20:27:53

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MrsMcGregor Thu 08-Aug-13 21:23:18

More lovely recipes - brilliant! I like the sound of Cowboy Casserole.

Am going to report this thread to ask/remind MN to move it to the Food topic as there are too many suggestions here to vanish in a puff of smoke in 90 days.

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