Beans and Sausages

I've got to be honest I feel like a bit of a fraud cooking such a simple dish tonight for the Taste Festival but made to taste it really is good ... I start with the base I use for a quick spaghetti dinner then add a few herbs and Haricot beans ... try it its really good ... ps get good sausages !

I'm on the Tropicana stall at 8pm tonight and tomorrow, 7pm Sunday if you want to try some and say hi.

Sausages with Haricot beans and hand made tomato sauce for one
2 quality breakfast sausages

1 brown onion
1/4 227g can concentrated tomato paste
200ml water
fresh thyme
fresh rosemary
1 bay leaves
1 tsp anchovy paste
1 tsp brown sugar
salt and pepper

1/2 can Haricot beans

Brown sausages
Chop onion, sweat onion till translucent, add anchovy paste and tomato paste, cook through. 
Add water, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves and simmer. 
Add approx 1sp sugar to taste and season.
Add drained beans
Chop sausages and add to sauce till heated through.

Serve with toast


  1. Hallo! Sampled some of your sausage and beans tonight and thought they were really rather tasty. I tried making baked beans myself the other week, but I think the anchovy paste makes a big difference.

    I've finally thought of a Masterchef question to ask too: At what point do you stick your face in it?

    (apologies, but we became rather obsessed with some of Greg's odder comments!)

  2. I love your blog, great recipe with a fabulous herb combo. :-)