Sausage Casserole

This was one of those dishes where I really couldn’t be arsed to cook anything. I was sat, lounging about with little or no enthusiasm. After a quick inspection of the freezer, I was reminded that the sausage quota was at an all time high due to another win at the local meat raffle. I keep winning the cheap sausage tray! It was absolutely delicious. Use good quality sausages and who knows what magic you could achieve?!



8-10 pork sausages
2 chorizo sausages (cut into large slices)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion (sliced)
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 stick celery (finely chopped)
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon tarragon (dried)
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
250ml tomato passata
250ml red wine
300ml beef stock
1 teaspoon sugar
salt & pepper
2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley (chopped)

Heat a large pan with the olive oil over a moderate heat. Fry all the sausages and chorizo until browned on all sides. Remove from the pan. Add the onions, celery and garlic and fry gently for 6-7 minutes until soft. Turn up the heat and add the paprika, tarragon and bay leaf – stir briefly then add the red wine. Sizzle for 30 seconds then add the passata and stock and sugar. Bring to a simmer then return the sausages and chorizo to the pan. Season well with salt & pepper and bring to a gentle simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir in the fresh parsley then serve.

Serve with fresh crusty bread or with mashed potatoes.


One Response

  1. Sounds fantastic! have some sausages knocking about so i’ll give it a go!

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