As the days get shorter and autumn is upon us we need some warming food. This recipe ticks all the boxes; it is super healthy with lots of beans, really tasty and family friendly (my children like it!). Best of all it costs less that €5.00 to make if you buy your ingredients well. If you can't get the exact beans I mentioned in the recipe, don't worry you can use kidney, or a bean mix.
Serves 4 /5
Serves 4 /5
- 8 large lean pork sausages
- 125g / 4 ½ oz rindless smoked bacon
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 large onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 400g / 14oz canned flageolet beans
- 400g / 14oz canned cannellini beans
- 400g / 14oz canned chopped tomatoes
- 1 - 2 tsps dried mixed herbs
- 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 3 tbsps tomato purée
- salt & black pepper
- Cut the sausages into 2.5cm / 1" pieces with kitchen scissors, and dice the bacon. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole and add the sausages. Fry over a moderate to high heat for 8 minutes, turning frequently until the sausages are golden. Then add the bacon and cook for 1 minutes, stirring.
- Meanwhile halve, peel and slice the onion. Peel and crush the garlic. Rinse and drain the beans; you don't have to keep them separate.
- Remove the sausages and bacon from the casserole, drain on kitchen paper and set aside. Pour away all but 2 tbsps of fat from the casserole. Add the onion and garlic and cook over a moderate heat for 5 minutes, until softened.
- Stir the tomatoes and their juice into the onion and add the herbs, mustard and tomato purée. Rinse out the tomato can with 1/3 of a can of water and add it to the mixture. Bring to the boil, stirring, then add the drained beans.
- Return the sausages and bacon to the casserole and season to taste.
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