https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/25336/sausage-and-white-bean-casserole-with-herbed-breadcrumbs

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This hearty and wholesome casserole is the perfect one-pot dish to serve up on cooler evenings.

Ingredients

  • 12 beef chipolatas (see note)

  • 1 carrot coarsely chopped

  • 1 onion coarsely chopped

  • 1 baby fennel coarsely chopped

  • 1 celery stalk coarsely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 800g (2 cans) canned white beans, drained and rinsed

  • 400g canned cherry tomatoes or canned chopped tomatoes

  • 2 cups beef stock

  • 1 bunch each thyme and rosemary, tied in a bundle with kitchen string

  • 1¼ cups coarse fresh breadcrumbs (sourdough is best, but any day old bread will do)

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Process carrot, onion, fennel, celery and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped.

  • 2.

    Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a shallow flameproof casserole pan over medium-high heat, add sausages and cook, turning occasionally for about 3 minutes until browned, remove from pan and set aside.

  • 3.

    Add vegetable mixture to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until very tender, then add white beans, tomato, stock and the herb bundle, season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper and simmer for about 8 minutes until well-flavoured and slightly thickened.

  • 4.

    While the beans simmer, combine the breadcrumbs, parsley and 3 tbsp. olive oil in a bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper and stir well to evenly combine.

  • 5.

    Add the sausages to the bean mixture, pushing slightly into the liquid, then scatter over the breadcrumbs.

  • 6.

    Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown and bubbling, then serve hot.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 242kj
  • Fat Total 8g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 13g
  • Carbohydrate 29g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Sodium 413mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Notes

Tips & Tricks:

  1. Chipolatas are a thin and short breakfast-style sausage. If you can’t find chipolatas, you can twist larger sausages in half to form smaller sausages.
  2. Never pierce a sausage before cooking; if you prick a good quality sausage you will let all the delicious flavour and moisture out.
  3. One of the easiest ways to cook sausages is in the oven; preheat the oven to 180°C line a tray with baking paper, place the sausages on the tray and roast for 15 minutes. The best part with cooking them this way? It makes less mess!

This recipe was provided by BeefandLamb.com.au.

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