Garlic & Chilli Sausages with Smokey Bean Cassoulet
This is a wonderfully warming dish perfect for a winters evening meal or delicious and tasty breakfast or lunch. The mild smokey flavour just calls to your senses and taste buds!
Serves: 4 people
Difficulty level: Easy
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45-50 minutes
Recipe created by Tracey Bennett, Plant-based Wholefood Chef, for Chalmers Organics Ltd
Warm approximately 3 tbsp olive oil in a large frypan or saucepan and add the onion. Sauté for 5 – 10 mins until softened and clear.
Add the garlic and chilli flakes and continue to stir.
Add the capsicum and drained beans and stir into the onions.
Add the tomatoes, herbs, lemon zest and juice, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and a ½ cup of water. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 20 to 30 mins adding more water if needed to maintain a stew/casserole-type consistency.
Five minutes before serving, stir in the baby spinach if desired and add any fresh herbs just before serving or sprinkle on top as a garnish.
Serve in a bowl and top with your pan-fried or baked sausages and garnish with roughly chopped basil or parsley or both!
If you desire a larger or more filling meal, serve the cassoulet on a bed of quinoa or brown rice.
Another variation, if desired and to change it up, is to chop your cooked sausages and stir into the cassoulet before serving.