We love smoky flavours and sharing dishes for this time of year.
A large casserole of something comforting and tasty placed in the centre of the table for all to share in our perfectly imperfect and very cosy kitchen.
Happy cooking and happy sharing.
Smoky Sausage Casserole
1 tbsn Olive Oil
1 Onion – finely chopped
2 Garlic Cloves – peeled & crushed
1-2 Celery Sticks – finely chopped
2 x Peppers – cut into chunks
6-8 Pork Sausages
1 tspn Sweet Smoked Paprika
1/2 tspn Ground Cumin
1/2 tspn Dried Chill Flakes
2 x 400gms can Chopped Tomatatoes
1 x 400gms can Cannellini or Butter Beans – drained
250g bag Spinach
3 tbsn Fresh Breadcrumbs
Put the oil in a large, heatproof casserole dish over a medium heat and add the onion, cooking for 5 mins until starting to soften.
Tip in the garlic, celery and peppers, and give everything a good stir. Cook for 5 mins more.
Turn the heat to high and add the sausages. Cook for a few mins until browned all over, then reduce the heat to medium, sprinkle in the spices and season well.
Pour over the tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cover and continue simmering gently for 40 mins, stirring every now and then to prevent sticking.
Heat the grill to high and uncover the casserole. Add the beans and spinach, and stir to warm through.
Scatter over the breadcrumbs and grill for 2-3 mins until golden and crisp.
Enjoy with buttery mashed potato