When you were a kid did you ever eat those tins of baked beans and sausages? Not gonna lie, but I did used to love them. This is kind of like the grown up version, with actual vegetables and no added sugar or nasties. Am I selling it to you??
It’s a really easy one-pot dinner which can be on the table in less than an hour. I love to serve it with some creamy mashed potatoes to soak up all the sauce and some peas or broccoli to add some greens. A great winter warmer dish, I guarantee this will make you feel all warm and cosy!
Simple Sausage & Bean Casserole
A simple but comforting sausage casserole with cannellini beans, carrots and a rich tomato sauce. Perfect winter warmer.
- 400 grams good quality sausages
- 1 onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves diced
- 3-4 carrots chopped
- 1 tin cannellini beans drained and rinsed
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 500 ml chicken stock
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves can substitute 1/2 tbsp dried
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
Heat oil in your casserole dish over a medium to high heat and brown the sausages – you don't need to fully cook them at this point, you just want some colour on the skins.
Take out the sausages and set aside on a plate, turn the heat down to medium then add the onion to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes until soft but not browned.
Add in the garlic and carrots and cook for another 2 minutes, then add in the bay and thyme leaves.
Pour in the tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil, then add the beans and return the sausages to the pan.
Cover with the lid, turn the heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes.
Take off the lid, give it a good stir to make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pan, then let it simmer on low with the lid off for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season to taste and serve with some veggies and potatoes, rice or crusty bread to mop up the sauce – I love this with creamy mashed potatoes and some peas or broccoli.
This dish keeps well in the fridge for 1 day and reheats great the next day on the hob – just add a dash of hot water to loosen up the sauce.