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BBQ Sausage One Pot

Now, it isn’t, you understand, that one needs an excuse to cook something warming and hearty, perhaps even wintery, even at the height of summer, but with it starting to get darker earlier and earlier, and having returned from a jaunt to the shops where I found myself face to face with Christmas decorations, this seemed particularly appropriate last night.

The BBQ refers to the slightly smoky flavour imparted by the bacon and paprika, and a small amount of dried chilli flakes adds a little, but enough, heat. I’ve said this serves two, but you could easily stretch this to four by adding the other two sausages from the packet (and see recipe), and serving over some creamy mashed potato. Delicious!

BBQ Sausage One Pot (serves 2 hungry or greedy people, and see above)

  • 4 good quality, thick pork sausages (about 300g – 4 from a 454g pack of 6)
  • 6 rashers smoked back bacon
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped into pieces, maybe 2 x 4 cm if you’re measuring (I didn’t have a fresh one so used a roasted one from a jar, which worked well)
  • 1 400g can good chopped tomatoes
  • 1 400g can borlotti beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Cut each sausage into four pieces, and cut the bacon into 2cm strips, removing some of the fat if there is a lot. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, and fry the sausage chunks, bacon pieces and chopped onion for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is coloured, by which time the bacon should be cooked too. Throw in the chopped red pepper and fry for a further two minutes.

Drain the beans and rinse away the tinned-bean-gloop in a sieve, and add to the pan, then tip over the chopped tomatoes, and add a glug of water, maybe four tablespoons. Add the chilli flakes, smoked paprika and sugar, and stir well.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes, or until the sausages are cooked through. Ladle into two bowls and enjoy with some good bread.

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