Every January I make a vow to introduce more home cooking into our routine. I usually start off with good intentions, letting them fall by the wayside by January 3rd. 😉 The fact of the matter is, we have two very picky eaters, and finding recipes that are simple enough, and yet tasty enough too, is often the difficult issue.
Back in November, Debbie and Andrews challenged me to design a recipe that would be a simple Winter warmer – easy to make, child friendly and perfect for the cold evenings of January and February. Thankfully, sausages are always a winner in our house, and so I set about combining them with other family favourites to create the cassoulet of dreams. (Otherwise known as posh baked beans and sausage supper! 🙂 )
The Recipe below, and some pictures of my sous-chefs and I too!
Crunchy One Pot Chipolata Cassoulet
1 pack of Debbie and Andrews Perfect Little Pork Chipolatas
2 red onions, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed (or 2 teaspoons lazy garlic)
2 x 400g tins cherry tomatoes
1 x 410g tin mixed pulses in water
2 x fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves picked and chopped
small bunch of fresh flatleaf parsley, chopped
75g dried white breadcrumbs
50g grated cheddar cheese
crusty bread to serve
- Preheat the oven to 180C / fan 160C. Heat a non-stick casserole pan over a medium heat, then fry the sausages on both sides for 5 minutes until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add the sliced onion to the pan, frying for 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic for the last 30 seconds.
- Stir in the tomatoes, pulses, and the herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the sauce to a low simmer.
- Once everything has combined, remove from the heat and add the sausages back in on top of the sauce.
- Cover the top of the sauce with the breadcrumbs and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Once the breadcrumbs have browned, remove dish from the oven and sprinkle with the grated cheddar.
- Place dish under the grill until cheese melts and bubbles.
- Serve with seasonal vegetables, or crusty bread.
Everyone loved it (sausages for the win!!) and I even managed to get Noah to eat actual vegetables too. Wonders will never cease!
You can find Debbie and Andrews stocked in Morrisons, and available in Tesco too from the eleventh of January.
** Thanks so much to Debbie and Andrews for sponsoring this post and encouraging me to try a new family favourite this Winter. Long live the one-pot wonder! 🙂