Sausage & Bean Casserole
|1 tablespoon||Olive Oil|
|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|
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.