2019 has started really well for vegans! More and more people are signing up to try Veganuary. There has been great discussion about Gregg’s vegan sausage roll and new ranges of ready meals are appearing in supermarkets. I have mixed feelings about this as I’m passionate about teaching people to cook healthy meals for themselves.
One new product that has got me excited is a new locally made vegan and gluten free sausage. They really good quality and packed with flavour and texture. Chill your Beans https://chill-yourbeans.co.uk/ my customers are going to love them
If you are based in Worcestershire go and buy a pack and have a go at this recipe!
Sausage and Chestnut Casserole
Serves 3 or 4
Ready in 20 minutes
- 1 large red onion, sliced
- ½ red pepper, chopped
- 6 ‘Chill your Beans’ sausages
- a handful of chopped cooked chestnuts
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tin chopped tomatoes/passata
- 1 to 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
Add oil to a pan, sauté the onion and pepper until caramelised.
Add the sliced sausages cook until golden. Add smoked paprika and stir briefly.
Add the tomatoes/passata. Cook for 10 minutes until the liquid is reduced.
Add fresh herbs to serve.
Try adding a handful of borlotti beans instead of the chestnuts! Or add a splash of vegan red wine.