Looking online for some tasty low-cost recipes for families on a budget, I found this scrummy Sausage and Bean Casserole recipe on the Slimming World site!
It's a lovely comforting dish that, amazingly, feeds 8 people for less than Â£5! It's a real 'Credit Crunch' meal. Just goes to show too that a whole family can eat fab food even if mum or dad are trying to shed a few Christmas pounds.
Sausage and Bean Casserole Recipe
Ingredients onion Spray Oil from the store cupboard Â½ tsp chilli powder, optional from the store cupboard 8 Quorn sausages 2 x 420g cans baked beans 420g can red kidney beans in chilli sauce
1. Preheat the oven to 200Ã‚Â°C/Gas 6 (or 150Ã‚Â°C for fan ovens). Peel and finely slice the onion. Spray a pan with Fry Light and gently fry the onion until softened and lightly browned, add the chilli powder if using and transfer to a large ovenproof lidded casserole pot. 2. Add the sausages to the frying pan, turning at regular intervals until browned, then add them to the casserole pot along with the baked beans and red kidney beans.
3. Stir well, cover and cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes until piping hot. Serve immediately.
We like this with a nice crusty bread but if you are 'being careful', then you might want to go easy on the bread.