Here full-flavoured pork sausages, a generous portion of vegetables and tender macaroni simmer together in a red wine sauce, to make a delicious, hearty, healthy one-pot meal.
Try some of the more unusually flavoured sausages in this casserole. Pork and leek sausages and chicken and tarragon sausages are both good, as are Toulouse. * Pork meatballs can be used instead of sausages. Mix 340 g (12 oz) lean minced pork with 3 crushed garlic cloves, 3 tbsp chopped parsley and 2 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs. Add 1 beaten egg and some seasoning and mix thoroughly. Wet your hands under cold water, then shape the mixture into walnut-sized meatballs. Brown the meatballs in step 1, then return to the casserole in step 3 in place of the sliced sausages.
Good-quality sausages with a high meat content are the best to use as they will contain less fat, fillers and additives. Read the label to be sure you are making a healthy choice. * Red chard, a delicious leafy green vegetable, is a good source of beta-carotene, vitamin C and several of the B vitamins. * Bay leaves are thought to act as a stimulant and aid digestion.
C, copper, iron * B6, B12, folate, calcium, phosphorus, zinc * A, B1, B2, niacin, potassium
This dish was very good, my husband and I both enjoyed it. I also think this could be a hearty vegetarian dish if the sausage were left out. - 29 Aug 2010