Tom is making his recipe debut on my blog today – he quite often makes things up when cooking, and this is what he made up for dinner tonight! A yummy cassoulet which was carb-free (great if you’re trying to eat healthily). He left the sausages whole so that there would be leftover veggie stuff – this will go great with a jacket potato or some pasta so we’ll box it up for the freezer.
6 sausages (Tom used some chipotle chilli ones, but you can use whatever you like)
Thyme (dried or fresh)
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1 small brown onion
1 big garlic clove
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tin of cannellini beans
1 tbsp tomato puree
Grated parmesan cheese
Dash of soy sauce
Handful of finely chopped mushrooms
A handful of spinach
Juice of half a lemon
1. Put the sausages, peppers, chilli and oil into a baking dish. Add some fresh or dry thyme and season with black pepper. Put in oven to roast for about 45 mins (or until sausages are cooked and peppers have blackened slightly).
2. Then in a large pan, sautee the onion, garlic and courgette. Add a tin of tomatoes and a tin of cannellini beans and stir well. Add the tomato puree and Henderson’s relish, before grating in some nutmeg and parmesan cheese (as much of each as you prefer).
3. After this has simmered for a little while, add the rest of the ingredients and leave to simmer again. When the sausages and peppers are cooked, add them to the pan.
4. Serve with some green veg (we had mange tout) for a perfect carb-free meal!