A delicious Sausage Stew

This is a recipe for a delicious, nutritious, easy and cheap sausage stew which is just the job for warming you up on a chilly day.  This recipe serves 6 easily and uses storecupboard ingredients.  If, as in my case, there are only 2 or 3 of you, eat the stew with the sausages on day one, then eat the rest the next day either on its own with bread and cheese or add some lamb chops, chicken legs or bits of black pudding.


1 x large saucepan or casserole dish suitable for the hob
1 x chopping board
1 x vegetable peeler

a little oil
8 good sausages
1 medium onion – chopped
1 small swede or half a big one – peeled & cubed
3 medium parsnips – peeled & cubed
3 medium carrots – chopped into chunks
2 medium potatoes – chopped into chunks (I leave the skins on)
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 pint of stock – I made half beef and half chicken
1 heaped tablespoon of tomato puree
1 tablespoon mixed herbs
1 flat tablespoon paprika
1 tin of baked beans
seasoning to taste

Heat the oil in a saucepan
Add the sausages and cooked until nicely browned
Add the onions and soften a little, adding a bit more oil if necessary
Add all the other ingredients except the baked beans
Cook on a low heat until the vegetables have softened, stirring occasionally (probably about ½ hour to 40 minutes)
Add the baked beans and cook for a further five minutes
Serve in big bowls


Filed under Food, Leftovers, Recipes, Seasonal, Storecupboard

8 responses to “A delicious Sausage Stew

  1. Julie

    Well thats my dinner sorted – thanks
    Julie xxxxxx

  2. alltime fishwife

    I do this too- I am not a confident or happy cook really, but it is always lovely and my favourite version is with chorizo sausages and some beans too. I suppose that is pretty much a cassoulet? Sounds good anyway! And all those unwelcome vegetables get eaten by my health averse thirteen year old too. I think someone on a fat research grant will find out one day that vegetables are really bad for children, and they(the children) will have cause for complaint. We on the other hand will laugh in a hollow sort of way, and scratch our heads………………..

  3. Sue

    I’m not sure sausage stew should follow so quickly on the heels of ‘more maggots’ WH. I feel a little unwell.

    It’s one of my standbys too. I like chilli and ground cloves in mine.

  4. Jo Halford

    Yum Yum, pig’s bum!

    • wartimehousewife

      Yum yum, pig’s bum sounds like a Leigh-Leigh-ism or did he copy if off the Intrepid One?

      • Sister the First

        My friend, Tina, always used to say ‘Yum yum, pig’s bum’ which was frequently abbreviated to just ‘pig’s bum’ ! Don’t know where it came from tho’.

  5. Jo Halford

    Correct WH – Yum Yum etc is a Leigh-ism, borrowed by the Intrepid One and used by me!! It just sums everything up sometimes!

  6. I have a post on cake up at the moment you may be interested in.

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