Budget dinner series: Winter warmer

Pork sausage and bean casserole: R12 per person

by: Caro de Waal | 29 Jul 2010

A real rib-sticker that will leave clean plates and big smiles. Make double for the freezer, this will become a firm family favourite.

Pork sausage and bean casserole: R12 per person

Serves 6

1 pack of pork sausages
2 tins of 4 bean mix
2 tins whole peeled tomatoes
1 onion
2 T dried mixed herbs
4 cloves garlic
1 t garam marsala
1 small chilli (you can leave out if you wish)
1 t brown sugar
6 potatoes

Preheat the oven to 180 ºC.
Place the potatoes in to bake.
Slice the onion and finely chop the garlic and chilli.
Slice the sausages .
Sauté the onion in a casserole dish in a little vegetable oil, when it is soft, add the garlic, garam marsala, mixed herbs and chilli.
Add the sausages and cook for 5 minutes stirring continuously.
Add the tomato tins and break them up with the side of a spoon.
Add the tins of beans, sugar and a good grinding of black pepper and a pinch of salt.
Cover the dish with foil or the lid and place in the oven for 20 mins.
Serve with a steaming baked potato and butter when they are ready.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins

Tasty alternatives!

1.       Serve with creamy mash and greens.

2.       For a vegetarian version, swap in the pork sausages with big black mushrooms.


- Caro de Waal


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