This is one of my favourite dinners to make in bulk and then freeze for another day. Its super cheap, not difficult to make and very easy to swap veggie sausages for normal ones if you’re a meat eater.
(This recipe has been adapted from this one on the Quorn website)
You will need:
- Vegetarian sausages (2 per person)
- Vegetable oil
- 1 onion
- 1 stick of celery
- 3 garlic cloves
- A pepper and a half (I did 3 halves of 3 different colours but it’s up to you)
- 5 tbsp paprika
- 400g passata
- 150ml vegetable stock
- 1 can of cannellini beans
- 1 can of sweetcorn
- Salt and pepper
- Follow the cooking instructions on the sausage packet, as they will vary brand to brand (Linda McCartney ones are my favourite).
- Finely chop your onions and celery, dice your garlic and slice the peppers.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and celery and fry over a medium/high heat for 4 minutes until soft.
- Add the garlic and peppers and cook for a further 3 minutes. Stir in the paprika and cook for 1 minute.
- Stir in the passata and vegetable stock.
- When your sausages are cooked, slice into pieces.
- Stir in the beans, sweetcorn and sausage slices, simmer gently for 6 minutes. Season.
Serve with rice, couscous or on a jacket potato.
This amount will serve 4 people. I like to make the big batch, but only cook 2 sausages for me. Then I freeze the casserole in portions and when I want to cook it again, I just cook the sausages and reheat the casserole and add them together. Make sure you check the packaging, as I do it this way because Linda McCartney sausages are not meant to be refrozen.
This is such an easy meal and it’s also really cheap! I had things like an onion, stock, garlic and paprika in my cupboard already, but even when all bought from Aldi, this meal costs £2.88- which is 72p per portion- what a bargain!! (not including a side like rice etc.).
Hope you enjoy cooking!
Until next time,