sausage and cider casserole

Easy to make, simple to double if you have to feed a crowd, relatively cheap and squeezes in plenty of veggies. This recipe serves 2 big people, 2 little people and one very little person. It’s ideal for a lazy Sunday lunch.

what you need:

  • 12 chipolatas (feel free to use whatever sausage you like)
  • 2 eating apples
  • 2 red onions
  • 6 carrots
  • 250ml apple cider
  • 450ml beef stock
  • bay leaf

what you do: 

  • preheat your oven to 200C
  • quickly brown your sausages in a frying pan
  • peel and slice your onions, carrots and apples
  • add the vegetables and sausages to a casserole dish
  • pour over the cider and stock add a little salt & pepper and a bay leaf
  • cook in the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes
  • if the sauce needs thickening add just a teaspoon of cornflour mixed in cold water.

to serve:

this really needs a big pile of fluffy mustard streaked mash potato and a green or two – think cabbage or think lazy – frozen green beans and peas, all counts to your five a day.


This will cook quite happily in a slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours. It’s also a good idea to make extra veggies and potatoes then have them as bubble & squeak with a poached egg a day later.


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