Cheap Sausage Casserole

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I won a meat raffle a few weeks ago. The meat was pretty crap. Along with the crap meat were some equally ropey sausages. They’ve been sat in the back of the freezer ever since. Tonight I decided to use them and I must say they were a complete revelation. I made a delicious casserole with them. I’m unsure what this would taste like with good quality sausages, but who cares when cheapy shitty ones can taste so good.

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

10 ropey pork sausages
1 onion (thinly diced)
1 celery stick (thinly diced)
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
12-15 medium mushrooms (sliced)
1x400g can of diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
4 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley (chopped)
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper

DIRECTIONS:
Grill the pork sausage for about 10-15 minutes until they are browned and pretty much cooked. I then cut mine in half as they were quite long. Up to you really.
Meanwhile, heat the oil over a medium heat in a large lidded pan – fry the onions and celery for about 5 minutes until lightly browned. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the garlic, tarragon, sage, caraway and 1/2 the parsley and fry for a further 1 minute. Increase the heat and then add the tomatoes refill the can with warm water and add that to the mix, stir well until the mixture comes to the boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes with the lid on. Add the sausages and stir in well. Leave the lid off and simmer the sauce for another 10-15 minutes until it thickens slightly. Remove from the heat, stir in the remaining parsley some salt & pepper and serve.

SERVING:
We ate this with some boiled new potatoes and it was very nice. I would imagine mashed potato would be good too. If you’re feeling super lazy then have it on its own with some crusty bread.

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