Sausages with easy homemade baked beans make an ideal midweek meal when the nights are drawing in and you need something a little more substantial. Young and old alike will love these flavoursome beans.
Who doesn't like sausages and baked beans? I'm pretty sure most people like them. In this recipe for sausages with easy homemade baked beans, the little extra effort required to make this dish compared to opening a tin of even the best brand of baked beans is rewarded tenfold with the flavour. And you can still have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. Certainly, nothing to complain about.
You will, however, still have to open a can or two unless you want to go the whole hog and cook your own beans. I have started doing this recently - cooking my own beans - in a pressure cooker, which is quite quick. You still need to think ahead though and soak them first for the best results. I cook beans in bulk and then freeze them in usable portions. However, in this instance I decided to use tinned borlotti beans and cannellini beans for convenience. After browning the sausages and cooking the onions, the beans mixed together with a few added ingredients produce a great tasting sauce. Then into the oven for 20 minutes and that's it. It really is that easy. Serve on its own, or with baked or mashed potatoes.
Sausages and easy homemade baked beans
- 1 tsp rapeseed or sunflower oil
- 8 good quality sausages
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 6 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp honey
- 200 ml water
- 400 g can cannelloni beans (or navy beans)
- 400 g can borlotti beans (pinto beans)
- parsley, to garnish (optional)
- Heat oven to 190℃ (180℃ fan)/375°F / gas mark 5
- Heat the oil in a pan and brown the sausages. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add the onion to the pan and cook gently until beginning to soften; about 5 minutes. Add the garlic.
- Stir in the paprika, add the remaining ingredients and bring gently to the boil, stirring until well blended. Pour into oven proof dish.
- Place the sausages on top of the beans and bake for 20 minutes. Serve sprinkled with parsley if desired.
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