I love my orange Le Creuset casserole dish – I won it in a cooking competition a few years ago – but more so, I love the great hearty, homecooked feeling just putting it on the hob gives me.
This sausage casserole recipe suits it perfectly. It’s a great one pot meal for serving up to the family at the table on a cold day. It is inspired by a recipe from the Leon cookbook, another one of my favourites. You could serve it with some greens but I prefer it in a nice bowl with a chunk of bread on the side to soak up all the saucy goodness.
Ingredients (serves 4)
1 onion, diced
1 small carrot, diced
400g tin tomatoes
400g tin haricot beans
2 large rosemary sprigs
2 medium potatoes, peeled
Grill the sausages for 15mins.
Meanwhile, fry the onions gently in oil for 5mins in a casserole dish. Add the carrot and beans and fry for a further 2 mins.
Add tomatoes, half the stock and rosemary. Slice the sausage into ½ inch rounds and add to the pot.
Slice the potatoes thinly lengthways. Lay them on top of the casserole, slightly overlapping in a spiral pattern, starting at the outer edge.
Pour over the rest of the stock. Cook in the oven for 30mins on 180c until the potatoes have browned.