Jubilee Sausage Casserole With Dumplings
Any Briton will tell you that this is a great idea, so why not celebrate the Queen's Jubilee in style with a modern take on a British classic! This is such a heart-warming dinner with its spicy sausages and fluffy dumplings and a wonderful tomato sauce. If you can get your hands on some purple broccoli, all the better since it will make it red, white and blue. Well, blue-ish. This dinner is great for any time, so If you are looking for a mid-week fancy, this is definitely it. God save the Queen!
- Vegan dumpling are easily made using vegan suit, salt and self-raising flour.
- Butter beans will need preparing if you are using dried beans. However, canned butter beans will do just fine.
Time - 3 hrs or so.
- 4 Vegan sausages. I have used Wicked Kitchen Chorizo Style Bangers, but you may use any that you wish.
- Butter beans x 0.5 cup
- Garden peas 0.5 cup
- Garlic x 4 cloves
- Mushroom x 6
- 1 small onion
- Vegan dumpling x 4
- 1 small chilli pepper
- Salt and white pepper to taste
- Balsamic vinegar x 3 tbsp
- 6 - 8 Tomatoes
- Tomato purée x 4 tbsp
- Vegetable stock x 200 ml
- Dark brown muscovado sugar x 2 tsp (brown sugar or golden caster sugar will do if you don't have muscovado to hand)
- Basil x a small handful
Step 1 - brown the sausages.
- Brown the sausages in a frying pan.
- Add the chopped onion, sliced mushrooms and garlic to the frying pan.
- When the sausages are browned a little and the onion is translucent, add all of it to the casserole dish.
|Vegan sausages browning with onion and mushroom.|
Step 2 - make the tomato sauce.
- Put the tomatoes in a food processor and pules until you get a chunky-ish mixture.
- Add the balsamic vinegar, tomato purée, chilli pepper, basil, salt, white pepper, brown muscovado sugar
- Place in a preheated oven at 150C for 2 and a half hours.
- While the casserole is in the oven, make the dumplings and leave them to rest.
- Add the butter beans to the casserole and return to the oven for another 30 minutes. You can reduce the heat to 100C if you feel you need to.
- Mix in the peas and add the dumplings to the top of the casserole and put the lid back on. Place back in oven for 25 minutes.
Brilliant! I loved everything about this. The sausages were great and the dumplings were perfect. Additionally, the tomato sauce is very much like Shakshouka.