Yes, baked bean recipes can absolutely go further than a fry up! This hearty casserole is full of beautifully sweet and smoky flavours, but you might be surprised to learn that it’s incredibly easy to make. Soft beans are the perfect pairing for meaty sausages, and they’re also a great source of protein. Enhance that tasty flavour of the baked bean sauce by adding chopped tomatoes, barbeque sauce and a twist of salt and pepper. Serve this warming stew with crunchy homemade potato wedges and fresh seasonal vegetables. Kids will love it.
Pre-heat the oven to 220°C, 425°F, Gas Mark 7.
Toss the potato wedges in the olive oil and place on a baking tray. Season well and cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until tender and crisp.
Meanwhile, fry the sausages in a large sauté pan, until browned. Drain excess fat.
Add the onion and fry for a further 2-3 minutes, until browned. Drain excess fat again.
Add the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
Serve the sausage hotpot with the potato wedges.