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


  1. 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.
  2. While it's cooking, put the kettle on.
  3. Chop up the sausage (pretty small, we're being economical about this) and add to the veg in the pan.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. It needs at least 40 mins of slow cooking, probably a bit more in the oven.

Handy Hint

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.

Additional Information

  • sausage

  • tomato

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • Budget

  • Meat

  • Winter

  • Main Course

  • Dairy Free

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • CowWatcher 15/05/09 18:41

    Useful store cupboard stand by, cheap & hearty casserole.