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Given that our weather has reverted back to winter-like conditions, i thought it only fitting to post a winter warmer. This one pot wonder is really tasty and my kids love it. The recipe is from a great little book called BBC Good Food Make-ahead meals book that i bought when i went back to work after baby number two.

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Serves 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 kids

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 pork sausages
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can butter beans
  • 400g can baked beans in tomato sauce
  • ½ small bunch thyme
  • 200ml hot chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 slices white bread, whizzed to crumbs
  1. Heat half the oil in a large casserole dish, then brown the sausages all over. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the remaining oil, tip the veg into the dish and fry for 10 mins. Stir in the tomato purée and cook for 1 min more.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Return the sausages to the pan with the beans, thyme and some seasoning, then pour in the stock and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat, sprinkle over the breadcrumbs, then bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until the crumbs are golden and the stew is bubbling.

Enjoy, Dublin Mummy x

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