Sausage and kidney bean casserole

    1 hour 15 min

    I'm not a big fan of washing up so any dish that only requires one pot is a big plus for me. I am, however, a fan of big flavours and easy recipes. This is a simple but hearty sausage and bean casserole that only requires one pan, is extremely flavourful and will satisfy the most manly of appetites.

    ThatBeardedMan

    Derbyshire, England, UK
    25 people made this

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 onion
    • 6 butcher's sausages
    • 2 sticks celery
    • 1 carrot
    • 1 red pepper
    • 1 yellow pepper
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1 (410g) tin red kidney beans or butter beans
    • salt and black pepper
    • Worcestershire sauce

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large pan.
    2. Finely chop the onions, add to the pan and cook over a medium heat for about 5 minutes.
    3. Add the sausages to the pan and cook for 5 minutes or until the sausages start to colour.
    4. Chop the celery, carrot and peppers, add to the pan and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes.
    5. Crush the garlic into the pan, stir in the tomato paste, spices and dried thyme then cook for a further 1 to 2 minutes until the herbs and spices start to release their fragrance.
    6. Add the tinned tomatoes and the brine from the beans, holding back the beans for now, and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and gently simmer for 40 minutes. If the sauce starts to get too thick add some water to the pan.
    7. Add in the beans and a pinch of black pepper. Allow the beans to warm through for 1 to 2 minutes. Check the seasoning and add a good slug of Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of salt and more black pepper if required.

    Tip

    This is so good it can be served with just a small loaf of warm crusty bread and butter. Alternatively serve alongside mashed potatoes or even suet dumplings.
    Adding some chopped coriander to garnish will add extra depth to the dish.
    This recipe can be modified to be a fairly easy camping or store cupboard recipe by swapping out the butcher's sausage for a tin or jar of your favourite hotdogs. Swapping the sausages out for hotdogs will dramatically reduce the cooking time.

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