Sausage & Bean Cassoulet
There's a great depth to this recipe with layer upon layer of complementary flavours. With the right store cupboard ingredients you can turn simple and cheap ingredients into a gourmet dish
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
10 good quality sausages
1 red onion, chopped
1 courgette, chopped small
1 teaspoon mild chilli powder
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 heaped teaspoon mixed herbs
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 dessertspoon brown sugar
Sprig fresh thyme (optional)
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the sausages for 10 minutes until golden.
Add the onion and courgette and fry for a few minutes.
Sprinkle in the chilli powder and heat through for a couple of minutes.
Add in the garlic, chopped tomatoes, mixed herbs, stock, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. A sprig of fresh thyme can be added at this stage.
Stir carefully to combine, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, without a lid, stirring occasionally.
Serve immediately with brown soda bread. Can be frozen for up to 3 months.