Slow cooker sausage and bean casserole

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 16, 04:52 PM in . No comments.

Continuing without an oven, I was out all day so did a sausage casserole in the slow cooker. I don’t know why people can tend to be a bit snobby about sausage. Many people don’t want to admit they are having a standard, filling, family dinner rather than a more exciting and adventurous meal with interesting ingredients. There is nothing wrong with good, hearty fare that you can enjoy on a cold evening. In saying that, often people are concerned about just how healthy sausages are. The answer to that is, it depends. In the context of a healthy diet, no problem. You need to look at the big picture rather than individual foods. I always add beans to my casseroles, to add some fibre and protein and sometimes to reduce the amount of meat I use in recipes.

Ingredients

Can chopped tomatoes
Can butter beans
450g sausages (I cut mine up, but many leave them whole. I also don’t brown mine, but I think they do look a little better browned off in a pan first)
2 medium onions, chopped
150g mushrooms
½ each, sliced, peppers – red, yellow, green
400 ml stock

Method

Add all of these into the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hrs

Serve with mashed potato, crusty bread or just on its own with greens.

Tags: Beans, Dinner, Sausage, Slow Cooker, Winter Fare

About the author

Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Anne is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered dietitian (RD), an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD- Australia), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Dietetic Association, The Nutrition Society and of The Dietetics Association of Australia.

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