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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Sausages with tomato, leek and butter bean mash


There are so many different types and flavours of sausages aren't there. I quite often get mine from a local farm shop (yum) but our local supermarket does have a very good variety too, and I always look for the ones that are 90% plus meat... in fact there are some available that are 97%.
Of course for vegetarians you will be looking for other ranges ...

I often serve sausages with some buttery mashed swede, it keeps the carb count down, but I spotted this alternative to the traditional 'bangers and mash'. Using mashed butter beans as a delicious alternative to mashed potatoes, flavoured here with leeks and tomato, and paired with Cumberland sausages. The original recipe shows carbs per serving as 28.4g so there may be some readers who find it will not fit into their LCHF menu plans - as always dear reader the choice is yours.

If you would like to give this dish a try please read on for the ingredients and method.

Ingredients:
Serves Four
8 large sausages of your choice ...e.g. Cumberland
150ml (1/4pt) vegetable stock
2 x 400g tins butter beans, drained
1 tbsp. olive oil
500g (16oz) leeks, trimmed and sliced
1 tbsp. sun-dried tomato paste
3 tbsp. fresh thyme, finely chopped
salt and pepper
Method:
1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Cook the sausages for 15 minutes, turning frequently, until golden all over and cooked through.
2. Meanwhile, put the stock and butter beans in a pan cook, uncovered, over a low heat for 10 minutes until the butter beans begin to soften. Season well, then roughly mash with a fork.
3. In a separate pan, heat the oil in over a medium heat. Add the leeks and cook for 10 minutes until softened.
4. Add the leeks to the mashed beans and mix well, add the sundried tomato paste and half of the thyme. Stir well to combine, then divide between 4 plates along with the sausages. Scatter over the remaining thyme to serve.

Nutritional Information:
Carbohydrate 28.4g Protein 26.9g Fibre 8.3g Fat 9.4g
Recipe and details from an original idea here

This blog brings a variety of recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

29 comments:

Tom said...

...a nice fall meal.

Mac n' Janet said...

This sounds wonderful, I copied it.

Lynn said...

Yum - this looks delish! I wouldn't have thought of mashed butter beans.

Stephanie said...

Mmmmm... sounds like a wonderful meal to enjoy on a cold autumn day :) Thank you for another fabulous recipe!

Hugs to you, Jan!

Christine said...

Love the idea of mashed beans here and who doesn't love sausage?

Jo said...

I don't like butter beans at all but I do love sausages.

William Kendall said...

I've never even heard of butter beans.

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! Hugs, Valerie

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This does look very delicious!

Revrunner said...

It's been at least a century, give or take a few years, since I last tasted sausage.

Elephant's Child said...

That mash does look tasty. And a lovely alternative.

Betsy Adams said...

Looks and sounds delicious... I love all kinds of sausage (we get the chicken and/or turkey sausages here) and I love the idea of having smashed butter beans in lieu of mashed potatoes.... Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Betsy

Jan said...

Sure looks tasty and worth a try...thank you Jan 🍁💮🍂

Snowbird said...

That mash looks lovely, most unusual.xxx

Bob Bushell said...

Best done with a Quorn sausages, then, it is beautiful.

Kim said...

Looks so good, Jan. Perfect for a day like today with a little chill in the air... :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your photo looks appealing and since I adore beans of any type, especially butter beans, this sounds like a great recipe. I would prefer to cook my own rather than getting them from a can, though. That way I can control the sodium. Thanks for sharing this, because I love vegetarian sausages.

Marcie said...

As a vegetarian, I'd skip the sausage, or make a little homemade lentil sausage, but the mash sounds wonderful!

Sandra Cox said...

This looks so good. And perfect timing. I just picked up some faux sausage:)
Have a great one, Jan.

bill burke said...

That looks so delicious. I love sausages and we get ours from a butcher. Just had some leek and black pepper sausages with pasta the other night. Yummmy!

klahanie said...

Aha, I would love to have that meal, especially the "leek" part. After all, I do live in Leek, Staffordshire!

Gary

Denise inVA said...

A great combination of deliciousness, thanks Jan :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

The mash looks very good, I'm not sure if I've tried leeks before...

Lady Fi said...

Butter bean mash sounds nice. I do like mashed swede too!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I can almost smell and taste this, Jan! It looks wonderful! Yum! xo Karen

baili said...

attractive dish Jan!

my younger son is huge fan of chicken roles which exactly look like these ones.
reminded me leek used to grow in mom's garden ,nothing is fresh like homegrown vegies

Magic Love Crow said...

Yes please! Yummy!

Kezzie said...

I LOVE vegetable mash- the idea of mashing in the leeks too sounds great! I am just looking out of my window at the leeks I have planted into trays and pots!! I wish they would hurry up!!!

Lisa said...

Graham likes butter beans, this dish would make a nice change for him.
Lisa x