It’s time for those Autumnal/Winter dinners and today I am bringing you one of my new favourites this year.
What’s even better is that it is not too costly, easy to do and goes in the slow cooker so you have no cooking when you get in from work.
I am sure many of us remember Baked Beans and Sausages from we were kids ? Well this is what I like to call Grown Up Baked Beans and Sausages.
I can not take credit for the basis of the recipe though. It was introduced to me many months ago by my gorgeous friend Lucy of Mrs Bishop’s Bakes and Banter, it was a recipe she used from a book written by Sara Lewis called “200 Slow Cooker Recipes” – I must treat myself to it.
I pretty much follow the recipe to her book, making a couple of alterations for personal taste and to make it even easier for me.
I have had so many people ask for the recipe that I thought I would post how I do it here but I would totally recommend adding her book to your Xmas list.
Grown Up Baked Beans & Sausages
Dash of Oil
2 * Onions Diced
½ to 1 Tsp of Smoked Paprika (dependant on taste we now use closer to 1)
2 * 410g Baked Beans (We buy value ones as they taste just as good in the slow cooker)
2 * Tsp’s Mustard ( I use Dijon as it is what I have in the fridge, book says Wholegrain)
2 to 3 Tbsp’s Worcestershire Sauce (I like a little more for flavour)
100/150ml of Vegetable Stock (I use a stock pot for this)
Large can of chopped tomatoes (The recipe calls for fresh but we never have them)
1 * Red Pepper Diced ( I use more than recipe which suggests ½ just personal taste)
1 * Packet of Hotdogs/Frankfurters roughly chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
I also include a squeeze of tomato puree and tomato ketchup and add in some mixed herbs, this is personal to me but makes it super tasty.
- Fry Onions in oil until softened
- Stir in the paprika for one minute
- Then add all ingredients and give a good stir
- Put into the slow cooker on low for 9/11 hours
It is that simple, the book suggests mixing things in bit by bit but for me with my slow cooker I am very much a chuck it all in at once kind of girl, I have even cooked this by just putting it all in the slow cooker and it came out just fine.
I tend to put the bread maker on timer to bake a fresh loaf for the same time dinner is done but we have also had it with part bake rolls and mash potato.
Do let me know if you give it a try I would love to hear how you got on and do come by the end of the week as I will have a post of 20, yes 20 brilliant Slow Cooker recipes to inspire this winter.