Chilli Sausage Casserole With Beans

cooking time
20 minutes

cooking skill
Easy

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 45ml (3tbsp) Oil
  • 400g (14oz) Pork and Chilli Sausages
  • 200g (7oz) Baby shallots, peeled
  • 1 Large carrot, diced
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 5ml (1tsp) Tomato purée
  • 1 Small can of Cannellini beans
  • 200g (7oz) Puy lentils, cooked
  • 300ml (11floz) Stock
  • Sprig of Thyme
  • 1 Red chilli, freeze to grate over the finished dish

Method

Preparation

Pre heat the oven 180˚C, Gas mark 4.

Freeze the Red chilli – to grate over the finished dish.

1

Heat the oil in an oven proof pan. Once hot add the sausages and whole shallots and gently colour all over.

2

Remove the sausages and shallots from the pan and add the diced carrot. Cook for a couple of minutes then add the garlic and tomato purée.

3

Add the beans, cooked lentils and stock along with the sprig of thyme.

4

Return the sausages and shallots to the pan bring back to the boil and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Some of the stock will be absorbed by the beans and lentils to give a thick consistency.

5

Once out of the oven take the red chilli from the freezer and grate all over to garnish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with creamy mash or alternatively with and a thick sour cream, cucumber and mint sauce.