Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Recipe: Sausages with homemade 'baked beans'

One of my favourite comfort meals is sausage, mash and baked beans. Usually my baked beans come from a tin, but I was curious to see if I could create something equally comforting from scratch.  I found this recipe for Sausage and Bean Pot on the BBC Good Food website, made a few adaptations and came up with the following. It's not quite the same as Heinz, but is an altogether different brand of yumminess.

Serves 2-3 people.

 6 sausages
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, crushed
400ml passata
400g tin borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
1 heaped tsp smoked paprika (or more depending on how spicy you'd like it!)
worcestershire sauce to taste
salt and pepper to taste

1) Fry the sausages in a large pan for 10 minutes until nice and brown.
2) Chuck in the onion and carrots and simmer with the sausages for about 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
3) Tip in the passata, borlotti beans, smoked paprika and worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Stir it all together and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sausages are done.

Serve with creamy mashed-potato.

Bon appetit!

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