Friday, 8 October 2010

tana ramsay's sausage casserole, with savoy cabbage and butter beans - recipe

Here you go Sarah, just for you - Tana Ramsay's sausage casserole! Surely it's summer there now though, and you no longer need casseroles?

tana ramsay's sausage casserole, with savoy cabbage and butter beans - recipe
Serves 3, plus three pots in the freezer for him later
Ready in about 1 hour

2 tbsp olive oil
400g sausages
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
55g cubed pancetta or bacon lardons
2 leeks, chopped
2 fresh thyme sprigs, stripped
55g chorizo, cubed
410g can butter beans, drained
1 litre veg stock
250g mushrooms, sliced
1/2 a savoy cabbage, shredded

1. Gently heat the olive oil in a deep pan. Add the sausages and brown on all sides. Add the onions and garlic, and fry until softened. Add the pancetta, leeks and thyme. Put in the chorizo and turn the heat up slightly so it sweats off some of the moisture. This will make the leeks and onions go orange. Or follow Brenda's advice, and ditch the chorizo for milk-based reasons, and use tomato puree.
2. Add the butter beans, stock and mushrooms. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for about 15 minutes.
3. Add the savoy cabbage - it may look far too much, but it does wilt loads. Stir through and leave to simmer for at least 25 minutes. Preferably longer.
4. Serve with lovely buttery mash.




  2. Oops, we missed your birthday, Ron was being Daddy Daycare at home while I did a photography workshop. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated!) thanks for this, yes, you are right, we are heading into summer so no casseroles but I can still use my slowcooker on cooler days and if this freezes well, even better, Ron doesn't like salad for lunch at work!

  3. Hello?????? where have you gone? surely not still fizzing from your birthday hangover? anyway, we are starving so please list some inspiration pronto! love to you all my lovelies xxx

  4. Yes.... was just wondering the same thing Luce, where are you RGB?