This sausage bean casserole is a very delicious way to use up sausages and any beans that you need to use up. We used black beans for this which turned the liquid quite brown so it can be replaced for aesthetic reasons.
In this recipe we use dried finger chillies- you can find our recipe for them here.
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Flour is used in this recipe to add thickness to the casserole to stop it from being too liquidy. You could alternatively use cornstarch instead in the mix. Alternatively, you can omit the dried finger chillies if you don’t like the spiciness.
Keyword bean, black beans, casserole, celery, hearty, sausage, tasty
We hope you enjoy this sausage bean casserole! We have a few other casseroles which you might want to try.
Spicy bean casserole– this spicy casserole uses chilli and meat and creates a sensation that you want to come back to! Perfectly thick and filling- you must try it out!
Chipolata casserole– got any chipolatas? Well, this recipe might be for you! All the herbs and spices bring this casserole to another level! Why don’t you try it out next time!
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Drying vegetables, fruits and chilli help to preserve them for a much longer time. In this post, we will be going through the process of dried finger chillies! They get much hotter when dried and the flavour deepens much more.
If you’re looking to dry other vegetables- here’s a list as of the 9th of April of dried vegetables, fruit and herbs:
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You can also replicate this recipe with other chillies! Do note that some chillies will get surprisingly much hotter than expected depending on its Scoville rating! If you’re doing this recipe with 50 C fan on and it’s not drying fast- you can set it to 75 C however it may burn the chillies.
This casserole is a very spicy but delicious eat! You can add more spices if you want to enhance the flavour. The casserole utilizes canned food to make it cheaper to cook. You can also use any type of beans or meat. Really, the flavour is controlled mostly by how strong the stock is. You can see a shorter version here.
Meats for the casserole.
Often I would suggest using sausage or any meat that cooks quite quickly; if you’re using other meat though- make sure to put a thermometer through the dish if you’re taking it out and make sure that it’s around 75-90 Celsius.
If you’re not wanting to have it too spicy and want a light one, I did a chipolata variation. All you would need to do is to remove the cayenne chilli powder!
You can substitute the mixed beans with really any bean you want. You can use other flours as well- though some are better than others. Cornflour is always the best for thickening- but make sure to use less if you use a strong thickener.
You can also substitute any of the vegetables for anything you want. The great thing with casseroles is that you can customize them however you want!
Topping the casserole
You can apply toppings onto the casserole; I used paprika for this one. You could add any powder to melt into it after it’s straight out of the oven. I would try garlic powder next time I create this dish again. Then again, feel free to mix and match different flavours! Experimentation is the key to finding new recipes and favourite flavours!
variableflourfor use to cover the meat to add thickness to the casserole. If you don't use meat- just add flour to the casserole instead and mix thoroughly.
For the stock
If you're creating the stock from scratch- put any vegetable cuttings into a pot of water (make sure to wash them first) then boil for half an hour.You may leave the stock step after you've browned all the vegetables- to use those cuttings before popping the casserole in the oven.DONT DISPOSE OF THE CANNED LIQUID- put it into the stock water as well! It has so many nutrients inside of it! If you don't want it too liquidy- make sure to reduce it.
Preheat oven to 180C fan.
Chop the red onions into slices along with the garlic.
Brown the red onions and garlic, slice the celery and peppers.
Brown the celeries and peppers- add all the browned vegetables to the casserole dish.
Add all of the herbs and spices to the casserole dish then mix together to evenly distribute.
Add the canned tomato- then mix again, Cover the meat with flour then add it to the casserole dish.
Mix again then add the cheese as the topping then pop into the oven for around an hour thirty to two hours.
Leave to cool for around an hour to two.
(optional) add paprika to the top of the casserole.
Keyword bean, beans, casserole, meat, spicy
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