Sausage & Bean Casserole

Children and adults alike will love this comforting and scrumptious one-pot casserole which can be prepared before you set off for a long walk or a bonfire party. All you need to do when you come back from the fun is heat it up and serve.

Ready in 25 minutes
Serves 4 people

Ingredients

400g Sausages
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Onion
1 clove Garlic
2 cans Mixed Beans such as Cannellini or Borlotti, drained & rinsed
1 can Cook Italia Chopped or Plum Tomatoes
300ml Beef Stock, or a stock cube dissolved in 300ml hot water
1 tablespoon Dried Basil or a handful of fresh Basil
A pinch of Salt and Black Pepper
A good sprinkling Cook Italia Grated Hard Cheese
Slices Fresh crusty bread to serve

Method

Preheat the oven to 180oC.

Prick the sausages, place on an oven tray and cook on the middle shelf for about 20 minutes.

Whilst the sausages are cooking, warm the Olive Oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and fry, stirring, for about 5 minutes until softened, then add the garlic and fry for another minute, still stirring.

Tip the drained and rinsed beans into the pan together with the can of Tomatoes, the stock and dried basil if using. If using whole Plum Tomatoes, break them up a bit with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

When the sausages are ready, add them to the sauce with a pinch of salt and pepper, and the fresh basil if using, and stir well.

Spoon the Casserole into bowls, giving each bowl their fair share of sausages! Sprinkle with Grated Hard Cheese and serve with crusty bread.


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