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Sausage and bean stew recipe

A warming, simple one-pot meal that’s perfect for chilly late-winter evenings. You can use any flavour sausage you like; the texture works wonderfully with the tender beans and rich, hearty tomato sauce

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  • Serves 4

  • Prep time 10 mins

  • Cooking time 40 mins

  • Total time 50 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 980 per serving

  • Prepare ahead yes

Ingredients

  • 12 good quality sausages (use two packets of six)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 x 300g pots fresh tomato and herb sauce
  • 540g jar large butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • freshly chopped herbs, to garnish

Tip

Make a day ahead and chill. Reheat thoroughly, adding a little extra water.

Preparation

  1. Put the sausages and onion in a pan and cook until the sausages are beginning to brown, turning them occasionally.

  2. Stir in the sauce. Fill one pot with water and add to the pan. Bring the mixture to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.

  3. Add the drained beans and simmer for a further 5 to 10 minutes or until the beans are heated through, the sausages are cooked and the sauce is the required consistency. Garnish with herbs.