One-pot Mediterranean sausage casserole

14 November 2016

A hearty one-pot casserole of succulent sausages and sweet, colourful vegetables with a Mediterranean flavour.

Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

45 minutes

Serves

4



Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 thick pork sausages, pricked
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red, green and yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into large pieces
  • 2 celery sticks, roughly diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 3 oregano sprigs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 700ml chicken stock
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Finely chopped spring onions and flat-leaf parsley, to garnish

Equipment

  • 22cm or 24cm Casserole

Method

Heat the oil in the casserole over a medium heat, add the sausages and cook until browned all over. Remove the sausages from the pan and set to one side.

Add the onion, peppers and celery to the casserole and fry for 10–12 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, thyme, oregano and spices and fry for another 2–3 minutes.

Add the vinegar and flour and cook, stirring, for 1–2 minutes.

Return the sausages to the casserole. Stir in the chicken stock, chopped tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened.

Serve the casserole with a sprinkling of spring onions and parsley.

Try serving with crusty bread for mopping up the sauce.

Le Creuset One-pot Cuisine: Classic Recipes for Casseroles, Tagines & Simple One-pot Dishes, published by Mitchell Beazley, £20, www.octopusbooks.co.uk

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