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Recipe for family meals :

Sausage Casserole

It is many years since Hub-UK was first launched. It has been created with recipes contributed from all over the world, from professionals and amateurs alike. A great many of the recipes do not have any details as to who sent them in or from where they came but this is one I do for my own family . . . real comfort food.

This recipe for Sausage Casserole has not been published up until now as I seem to find so little time for the writing up of my own recipes. Any recipe like this is only a guide and the ingredients and quantities can be varied to put your own slant on the dish

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking - love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren.

This is a nice simple recipe, which I do in a large stovetop pot. It is far quicker to cook than a meat casserole, which needs a longer cooking time to tenderise the meat. You can vary the ingredients to suit your likes and dislikes. I hate carrots but you might want to add some carrots or other root vegetable.

Ingredients for Sausage Casserole

12 Beef sausage
2 medium Leeks
1 onion
3 beef stock cubes (I use Knorr)
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar (optional)
1 lt water (or do half water and half red wine)
Oil to fry onions and leeks
200g tin Baked beans
Drop of gravy browning

How to make Sausage Casserole

  • Part cook the sausages under the grill or in a frying pan to brown them. No need to cook completely - just enough to make them look appetising.
  • While the sausages are cooking peel and thinly slice your onion. Sauté onion in large pot with enough oil to cover base of pot (Rapeseed oil is very good).
  • Top, tail and peel and thinly slice your leeks while the onion is cooking. When onion is starting to soften add Balsamic vinegar and leeks to pot and cook for two or three minutes more.
  • Add your water or water and red wine to the pan and bring to the boil.
  • Add stock cubes and stir to dissolve.
  • Add sausages, cover and simmer for about 1½ to 2 hours.
  • Add a small amount of extra liquid if getting too dry.
  • Add baked beans, stir into gravy and simmer until warmed through.
  • Serve with roast potatoes and Yorkshire Puddings.

You might like to try as an alternative some Venison sausages.

Serves: 4