This recipe is a revelation! At just 80p/ portion it is great value, and it also provides 3 portions of your 5-a-day on one plate.
Smoked paprika gives it a lovely deep flavour that will get children licking those plates clean.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety and hygiene rules; tidy away; use a sieve; cut using the bridge/claw technique safely; use a jug to measure liquids; use a tin opener safely; crush garlic; use the hob (with adult supervision).
Chopping board, sharp knife, tin opener, sieve/colander, measuring spoons, measuring jug, garlic crusher, large lidded frying pan or flameproof casserole dish, tongs, wooden spoon.
Allergens: (Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use)
Celery | Milk | May contain wheat/gluten | May contain sulphites
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 8 pork sausages, reduced fat
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 400ml chicken stock, reduced salt if possible
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 400g tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 400g tin mixed peas and carrots, drained
- Heat the oil in a large lidded frying pan or flameproof casserole dish. Add the sausages and cook for 5 minutes over a medium-high heat, turning regularly. When they are brown all over remove them from the pan and set aside.
- Turn the heat down to medium and add the onions and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes until just softened.
- Turn the heat up to medium-high and return the sausages to the pan with the tomatoes, paprika and stock, and stir well. Bring to the boil, and then reduce the heat back to medium and leave to simmer for 20 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
- Stir in the beans and tinned vegetables.
- Put the lid on and cook for a further 5 minutes.
So thinking about Sausage and Bean Casserole...
Sausages are a source of protein but they are also high in fat. They are a form of processed meat and should only be eaten in moderation; no more than 70g of red/processed meat per day for adults.
Beans are legumes, packed with protein and fibre. They are also low in calories and fat, and are a good source of vitamins and minerals.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins and minerals.
|Energy||1208kJ / 288kcal||14%|
per 345g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 350kJ / 83kcal
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