Bangers & Beans One-pot
If they were handing out awards for “best comfort food ever”, my vote would go to bangers and beans.
This one-pot sausage roast with homemade baked beans, smoked paprika and plenty of veggies is a great winter warmer and has the added benefit of very little washing up!
Making your own baked beans might seem like a bit of a faff, but most supermarket brands chuck in a load of sugar and salt. So for me, the faff (all of 5 minutes) is well worth it.
Rich & Source of Nutritional Benefits
Beans are a great inexpensive way to bulk out a dish; they soak up all sorts of flavours, and best of all they tick a lot of the top healthy boxes - high in protein, fiber and low in fat.
TIME: 3 min hands-on
AGE: 9-12 months upwards
How to make it
PREHEAT THE OVEN
200°C / 400°F (fan)
220°C / 425°F (conventional)
In a large casserole dish, add the onions, celery, sausages, butternut squash, rosemary, a good drizzle of olive oil and mix.
Roast in the oven for 10 minutes.
MAKE THE TOMMY SAUCE
Drain the beans, but keep half the ‘bean juice’.
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients from step 2 - and then pour in the beans and the reserved juice.
MIX IT UP
Remove the tray from the oven.
Pour in the tommy sauce.
Pop the tray back in the oven.
Cook for a final 25 minutes, or until golden and bubbling.
Crabtree Farm tips
Leftover beans work great the next day on a piece of toast.
It’s well worth checking the salt content of your children's food. You’d be surprised how little they’re supposed to have! Recommend daily salt guide.
*You can buy quality sausages for a good butcher, and there are some great low salt varieties in major supermarkets. Look for under 1 g per 2 sausages with a high percentage (over 90%) of meat.