Herby Sausage Casserole
Serves: 4 Prep time: 10mins Cooking time: 45mins
130g cubetti pancetta (diced bacon)
1 onion, peeled and sliced
454g pack herby Lincolnshire sausages
1/2lt beef gravy
410g can borlotti beans, drained
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
2 tbsp fresh parsley, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 220°C, 425°F, gas mark 7.
Warm a heavy based pan over a moderate heat and gently fry the pancetta for two minutes.
Add the onion and continue to cook gently with as little colouring as possible.
Heat a large frying pan and brown the sausages on all sides, remove them from the pan.
Allow to cool and then cut in half widthways.
Add the gravy, beans, tomatoes and herbs to the casserole mixture then bring to the boil.
Stir in the sausages, cover with a lid and reduce the heat, cook gently for 40 minutes.
Serve with boiled new potatoes or in a large Yorkshire pudding.