Lockdown week…… 1019012191381230213, Oh and unfortunately now its turned into rainy June, typical. However it dosn’t have to be all bad. After working out in the garden sunshine for weeks, its actually quite nice to have a cozy evening in front of the fire with a welcomed hearty dinner.
This one pot recipe is super easy to make and a perfect dish for an autumnal feel evening. It is also packed with so much flavour and goodness for you.
I actually first made this dish away from the comforts of home, when I was on the road in my van; camping. Its simplicity allows your to slowly make the dish whilst still being able to enjoy the comforts of sitting outside by your campfire. The key to success when cooking this dish, especially on a camping stove, is to cut your vegetables into tiny pieces, not only to enhance the flavour of your sausages, but to cut down your cooking time when on a small stove. The thing I LOVE most about eating this dish, is actually eating it out of a camping saucepan, retaining all of its heat, and flavour from the sides of the pan. Theres something so delicious about eating a hot, homemade dish in a forrest, which somehow tastes even better than if you made it at home.
Its also the perfect dish to make when having guests over, as once its prepared you can leave it in the oven to cook, whilst you have a catch up with your favourite people. It can be made previously in the day and just finished in the over before serving. An absolute show stopper dish which really shows off your culinary skills to your friends and loved ones, which actually took very little effort to make.
Its crazy how this dish can transform from your peasant one pan pot, to a beautifully presented winter warmer in your home. Here I have also cooked it alongside a leaky mashed potato. The leaks in the mash combine perfectly with the porky flavours of the sausages and the mashed potato mixes in beautifully with the oozy smoked tomato sauce. There really is NO bad word than can be said about this dish. Swallowed down with a glass of red wine… or two, you can finish your evening slumped on the sofa having a chin wag.
Have a go at making this great recipe and let me know your ideal cozy settings you have enjoyed this story tale meal in.
Ingredients.. Serves 4
- 1 pack of chipolata sausages
- 2 white onions
- 2 peppers
- 2 carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
- 2 tins of beans… use a mix of borlotti beans, cannelini beans, kidney beans, red beans, chickpeas
- Herbs and spices: Smoked paprika, fresh oregano, fresh thyme, S& P
- Squeeze of tomato puree
- Splash of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat your oven to 160degrees.
- Grab a large casserole dish and heat it on the stove. Add your sausages and cook slowly until brown.
- Meanwhile chop all of your vegetables into small cubes, and finely chop your garlic.
- Next add your onion into the pan and continue to cook on a low heat, until they are softened and has deglazed the pan. Repeat this with your peppers and garlic next.
- Now add in your carrots and celery and add the lid and cook for 5 minutes. Continue to stir occasionally.
- Now add in your spices puree and Worcestershire sauce. Mix over the sausage and veg ingredients and cook on a low heat for two minutes.
- Meanwhile drain your beans. Add these and your tomatoes to the dish.
- Place the casserole dish, with its lid on into the oven and cook for approx 45mins/1hr. Ensure you give your casserole a good stir every once in a while so it dosn’t stick.
This dish is a perfect Winter warmer, leaving your tummies feeling happy and warm. For more one pot recipes follow my blog.