Jubilee Sausage Casserole With Dumplings


Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 1st of June 2022

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!

Notes

  • 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.

Serves 2.

Time - 3 hrs or so.

Ingredients 

  • 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

Sauce

  • 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

Method

Step 1 - brown the sausages.

  1. Brown the sausages in a frying pan. 
  2. Add the chopped onion, sliced mushrooms and garlic to the frying pan.
  3. When the sausages are browned a little and the onion is translucent, add all of it to the casserole dish.
Vegan sausages browning in a frying pan with onion and mushroom.
Vegan sausages browning with onion and mushroom.

Step 2 - make the tomato sauce.

  1. Put the tomatoes in a food processor and pules until you get a chunky-ish mixture. 
  2. Add the balsamic vinegar, tomato purée, chilli pepper, basil, salt, white pepper, brown muscovado sugar
  3. Place in a preheated oven at 150C for 2 and a half hours. 
  4. While the casserole is in the oven, make the dumplings and leave them to rest. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Results 

Brilliant!  I loved everything about this.  The sausages were great and the dumplings were perfect.  Additionally, the tomato sauce is very much like Shakshouka.


I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.




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