Slow Cooker Sausage & Bean One Pot

 
We all love warming, hearty meals when it’s blowing a gale outside. This week has been particularly wet and miserable and I’ve tried out a new recipe (and adapted it to suit our tastes).

It’s a particularly lovely meal… easy to prepare and easy to eat. I also think it would work well with a little pasta or cous cous.

Boyo isn’t a lover of tomatoes though (despite eating ketchup by the bucket load) and only had sausages and mash. Princess Pants complained that the beans were “too big”. Comma and Hubby thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful.

Next time I try it, I’m going to substitute the Cannellini Beans with Baked Beans and reduce the amount of chopped tomatoes to see if it makes a difference.

So without further ado here is that recipe:

Slow Cooker Sausage & Bean One Pot
Serves 6
A warm & hearty slow cooker meal for all the family.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Ingredients
  1. 12 Pork Sausages
  2. 3 Leeks (Roughly chopped)
  3. 2 Carrots (Roughly chopped)
  4. 2 Cloves of Garlic
  5. 2 400g Tins of Chopped Tomatoes
  6. 3 400g Tins of Cannellini Beans (Drained and Rinsed)
  7. 300ml Beef Stock
Instructions
  1. Brown Sausages in a frying pan.
  2. Put all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on Low for 6-8 hours.
Notes
  1. Can easily be halved or doubled!
Adapted from BBC Good Food Slow Cooker Favourites
Adapted from BBC Good Food Slow Cooker Favourites
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Slow Cooked Sunday – Potato & Sausage Casserole

Slow Cooked Sunday – Potato & Sausage Casserole

This is a deliciously warm and hearty casserole perfect for cold winter days!

Slow Cooker Potato & Sausage Casserole

potato & sausage casserolePreparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: Minimum of 4 hours
Serves 4 healthy appetites
WeightWatchers ProPoints per serving: 11

What you need:

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 8 half fat pork sausages
  • 4 smoked streaky bacon rashers (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 400g potatoes (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ teaspoon sage
  • ½ pint chicken stock
  • Salt & ground black pepper

How you make it:

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan & brown the sausages.  Set the sausages aside.
  2. Add the bacon to the pan and fry for a few minutes until cooked.
  3. Add the onion and fry until golden.  Then add the garlic for around 1 minute before taking off the heat.
  4. Arrange half of the potato in the base of the slow cooker.
  5. Spoon the bacon and onion mixture on top.  Season well with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle with the sage.
  6. Cover with the remaining potatoes.
  7. Pour the stock over the potatoes and top with the sausages.
  8. Cover and cook on high for around 4 hours.
  9. Serve with a generous helping of green beans and enjoy.

The original recipe is taken from Slow Cooking by Catherine Atkinson published by Greene&Golden.

Organix No Junk Pork, leek and feta cocktail sausages

Organix No Junk Pork, leek and feta cocktail sausages

Summer is synonymous with picnics and garden parties… but sometimes it is hard to find easy foods to include in your picnic basket.  Organix have created a few great ideas for picnic or party food that I just HAVE to share.

Cocktail sausages are a staple at a kid’s party or picnic, but they can contain poor quality meat and lots of other ‘junk’ ingredients. This recipe offers a simple nutritious alternative, we hope you love it.

Makes 30 cocktail sausages

• 1 large or 2 small leeks
• 1 red onion
• Some olive oil for frying/greasing
• 100g feta cheese
• 30g parmesan cheese
• 2 tsps dried mixed herbs
• 500g pork mince

 

METHODOrganix No Junk Picnics Pork, Leek & Feta sausages

  1. Top and tail the leek(s) and chop finely into very small pieces. Peel the red onion and finely chop
  2. Saute the leek and red onion over a low heat in a little olive oil until soft. Tip onto a plate and allow to cool
  3. In a large bowl grate the parmesan and crumble the feta, then combine all the ingredients together until evenly mixed. You can do this by hand, or using the ‘pulse’ setting on a food processor. Ensure it is well combined, but don’t over process
  4. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and a little olive oil, and pre-heat the oven to 180°C fan / 200°C / gas 6
  5. With clean and slightly damp hands, shape the mixture into sausage shapes. Spread out evenly over the baking tray and brush the top of each sausage with a little oil
  6. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until cooked through – cut one in half to check cooked right through
  7. Allow to cool and serve
  8. Serve on cocktail sticks with salad and other picnic / party nibbles.