Family friendly 1 pot bean casserole …

OO&L Beans Sausage Casserole

My first few days at school have been slightly traunatic – Eva herself has been fine, loves it, barely looks back but I’m trying to readjust to her new life and our new schedule. More seasoned parents assure us it will settle down and all be fine …….they have been referring to the kids but I’m hoping the advice holds true for Mums too… Add a busy working day into the mix and recipes like this are a God send frankly, all kids love beans but this is the better version, use beans in their natural state with no extra added sugar and organic tomato passata, really easy to pull together and good for grownups too. Full of protein, vitamins, antioxidants from the sauce. Tuck in and enjoy the health benefits of this delicious little dish.

Serves 4
8 good quality sausages or 300gr chorizo
1 tbsp Rapeseed oil
2 400gr tins of beans of choice, (butter, kidney, cannellini), drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp sweet paprika
500ml Tomato passata – I use Bunalun

Heat the oil in a pan and cook the sausages until they are lightly browned on all sides and almost cooked.
If using chorizo, cook for about 5 minutes until edges are golden and oils are released.
Add the paprika, stir and cook for about a minute
Tip in the drained rinsed beans, the tomato passata, season well and cook for about 10 minutes until the flavours are developed and the beans are heated fully.
Taste and add a pinch of sugar if the sauce needs it.
Serve hot on its own or with a side of crusty toast.

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