Winter Sausage Casserole2016-05-26
- Cuisine: Winter Ideas
- Course: Main Course
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Servings : 4
- Cook Time : 1:10 h
- Ready In : 1:10 h
This comforting one-pot casserole, makes a wonderfully warming and filling dish, perfect for sharing at the dinner table on a chilly evening. Serve with creamy mashed potato or rice and crisp green vegetables.
- 8 pork sausages
- 4 potatoes, peeled & cubed
- 4 carrots, peeled & cubed
- 4 sticks celery, sliced
- 3 tbsps olive oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 2 tbsps tomato paste
- 400ml good quality vegetable stock
- 2 bay leaves
- salt and pepper
Turn the oven to 180°C. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based oven proof casserole pot or dish.
Lightly brown and turn the sausages on all sides, over a medium high heat. This browing will give good colour to the dish. Remove the sausages from the casserole pot and set them aside to prepare the vegetables.
Add the chopped onion to the casserole pot and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes, until the onion is soft. Add the garlic, paprika and thyme and cook for a further minute.
Add the chopped potatoes, carrots and celery and stir everything around in the casserole pot so all the vegetables are coated and mixed. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add the chopped tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable stock and bay leaves. Season and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the browned sausages back to the pot.
Place the casserole into the oven. Cook for 40-60 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through. Serve hot.