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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.


MrsMcGregor Fri 16-Aug-13 21:19:13

Just bumping this up. I cooked this tonight. It's the recipe that Lurkingfromhome recommended up-thread. Absolutely delicious even though I used Denny sausages and they sure as heck didn't crumble.

Pity the kids didn't like it but they're fussy eaters and that's the story of my life. Anyway, really recommend it!

And thank you Lurking

SoYo Thu 08-Aug-13 21:38:55

Italian sausage casserole

Brown 6 sausages & remove from casserole dish
Soften 1 onion, 1 stick celery & 1 carrot in pan
Add handful of mushrooms
Cut sausages in half and add back into dish
Add glass of red wine and boil
Add can of cannellini beans (drained)
Add 2 cans of cherry tomatoes in juice and refil 1 can with water and add
Season and add some rosemary
Cook in oven for 1hr or until sauce lovely and thick and yummy
Serve with warm bread and lots of butter!

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-Aug-13 21:28:05


We're going to move this into food so that we you don't have to worry about it vanishing.


DwellsUndertheSink Thu 08-Aug-13 21:27:43

sausage and spring mash pie - we have this in winter - yummy! I go easy on the onions tho as the kids are not too keen.

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.

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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

thanks for that.

will try in the next few pressure!

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 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!

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.

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

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)

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]

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.

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

Ive got a sausage in the oven now!

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 08:54:53

I fancy sausages for breakfast now with mash.

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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.

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

Meant to add chickpeas work well with it too.

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.

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