Thursday, August 19, 2010

Spicy, hearty, easy homemade cassoulet

  • Potatoes (to bake)
  • Pork sausages (or whatever your preference)
  • Garlic (About 2 cloves, crushed)*
  • Chilli (About 1 to 2 tsp fresh or dried flakes)*
  • Onion, diced finely
  • 1tsp Garam Masala
  • 2stp Dried herbs
  • 1tsp sugar
  • Salt & pepper
  • tin of kidney beans & tin of butter beans (or whatever your preference)
  • 2 tins of tomato
*Haven’t prescribed amounts (I have a propensity for chilli and garlic, they basically make the world go around), but I guess I’d say two cloves of garlic and 1tsp chilli would be good for your first attempt.

How to make:
Turn on oven to around 180ÂșC and put potatoes in to bake while you prepare cassoulet. In casserole dish, fry pork sausages on stove top, browning. Remove, slice and set aside. In same casserole dish, add a little more oil and saute onions, adding garlic and chilli when onions have softened a bit. Then stir in herbs and masala and add sliced sausage back. Add the tinned tomatoes, sugar, a pinch of salt and some pepper. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes then stir in beans, put the lid (or some tinfoil) over the casserole dish and bake for about half an hour. Serve over piping-hot, crispy baked potato met a glassie rooi wein.

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