Hairy Bikers' Sausage and Bean Casserole

Servings 4 people


  • Frying Pan
  • Saucepan


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 8 Sausages
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 400 g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 300 ml Stock
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 400 g Tin of Butter Beans


  • Heat the oil in the frying pan and fry the sausages gently for 10 minutes, turning every now and and then until nicely browned all over. Transfer to a the saucepan or casserole dish and set aside.
  • Fry onions over a medium heat for 5 minutes till they start to soften, stirring often. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until onions turn pale and golden brown.
  • Sprinkle the chilli powder and cook together for a few seconds longer. Then stir in the tomatoes, stock, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and sugar. Tip the tomato mixture carefully into the pan with sausages and return to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat, cover the pan loosely with a lid and leave to simmer very gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir the beans into the casserole and continue to cook for 10 minutes till the sauce is thick.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.
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