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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Sausage and Bean Casserole ... so warming

This is a comforting and hearty one-pot sausage stew with chorizo, smoked paprika and plenty of vegetables ...

Serves 4 - 6
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 medium sticks celery, finely chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
3 fat garlic cloves, chopped
6 cooking chorizo sausages (about 400g)
6 pork sausages (about 400g)
1½ tsp sweet smoked paprika
½ tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp. dried thyme
125ml white wine
2 x 400g tins cherry tomatoes or chopped tomatoes
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 chicken stock cube
1 x 400g tin aduki beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch chives (optional)

1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes. Add the celery and peppers and cook for a further 5 minutes.
2. Add the sausages and fry the sausages for 5 minutes, then stir in the garlic, spices and dried thyme and continue cooking for 1 – 2 minutes or until the aromas are released.
3. Pour in the wine and use a wooden spoon to remove any residue stuck to the pan. Add the tinned tomatoes, and fresh thyme and bring to a simmer. Crumble in the stock cube and stir in.
4. Cook for 40 minutes. Stir in the beans and cook for a further five minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs, season with black pepper and serve.

Nutritional Details Per Serving:
Fat 33.8g Protein 24.5g Carbs 25.9g
From an original idea here

  • This recipe can be adapted to a vegetarian meal ... using vegetarian sausages and vegetarian bacon in place of the chorizo.
  • If you are allergic to wine (or do not drink it) it can be omitted from the recipe.
Did you know - the aduki bean is a tiny, reddish-brown bean with a cream coloured seam and sweet, nutty flavour. Aduki beans are regarded as the king of beans in Japan and are prized for their health-giving properties: reputedly benefitting the liver and the kidneys.

Please note, you will find a variety of recipes within this blog, and 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


Mary Kirkland said...

Oh that sounds really good.

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds like wonderful, comfort food. Hugs, Valerie

Tom said...

...looks like my kind of dish.

Mac n' Janet said...

Could you use kidney beans instead? This sounds delicious.


Tiene buena vista, tu propuesta culinaria.


Jules said...

This looks delicious. I've bookmarked this to make this week as it's turned cool and windy again, so I need some comforting food. X

Lowcarb team member said...

Mac n' Janet said:
"Could you use kidney beans instead? This sounds delicious."

Hello, and thanks for your comment ...
Yes, I'm sure kidney beans (and even cannellini beans) would be fine in this recipe.
Give it a try, it's such a warming and tasty dish.

All the best Jan

Elephant's Child said...

One pot wonders are often great aren't they? Despite my vegetarian status I tend to avoid veggie 'meat' and go down the legume path.

William Kendall said...

I suppose one could substitute something else for the beans... I just have a dislike for beans in general.

Lowcarb team member said...

William Kendall said:
"I suppose one could substitute something else for the beans... I just have a dislike for beans in general"

Hello William, and thanks for your comment.
With this recipe I'm sure any type of bean would work - even baked beans!
However, for those who dislike beans the recipe would work without ...

All the best Jan

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Sounds like a wonderful meaty recipe! I've never tried aduki beans, they sound very good and nutritious as well! Hope you are having a lovely week :)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

This recipe sure would be welcome in our home. I'm not familiar with aduki beans, but I'm sure any bean could be substituted. ♥

Catarina said...

That looks fantastic!

Lisa said...

I can almost smell this cooking. I bought some vegetarian sausages the other day which I thunk may work well in this.
Lisa x

Kim said...

This looks and sounds wonderful, Jan! It's still cold and snowy here, so comfort food is perfect.

Out on the prairie said...

some very nice flavors to try

Jenn Jilks said...

I drool! I have spaghetti sauce percolating, with girls on the way. Yummy!

happyone said...

Yummy, another good one.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh this sounds very good!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Yummy! Thank you Jan!

carol l mckenna said...

More great looking food and neat photo ~ Delish!

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