Sausage Casserole with a Herb Breadcrumb Topping

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 50 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr 10 Mins

This is a wonderful comforting and warming dish!  Use your favourite varieties of sausages to create this Sausage Casserole and serve with crusty bread – delicious!

Ingredients

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  • For the breadcrumbs

Instructions

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  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C Fan/Gas mark 7.
  • Heat a large ovenproof casserole over a medium heat and add the oil once heated add the sausages and cook for 10 minutes until the sausages are evenly browned. Remove the sausages and set aside.
  • Now add the bacon to the pan and cook until brown and crisp, set aside with the sausages.
  • Add the onions to the pan and fry on a medium heat until softened, add more oil if necessary, stir often – this should take around 5 minutes. Now add the garlic and fry for a further 2-3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the smoked paprika and cook for around 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, herbs and wine – boil and bring to the simmer.
  • Add the sausages and bacon and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make the topping by mixing the breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley and 1 tbsp olive oil - season to taste.
  • Add the beans to the casserole and scatter over the breadcrumbs and drizzle over the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Place back in the oven and bake for a further 10 minutes until the breadcrumbs are golden and crisp.
  • Allow to stand for a few minutes then serve with crusty bread - enjoy!

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