Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Sausage Stew - A Family Favourite
This recipe is based on one I grew up with... any time we went on a camp with Youth Group, Dad would make up a pot of 'sausage stew' to take and share. Back then we were grossed out by it and it was an 'oh no, not Dad's stew again... so much so that when I mentioned to my sister that I was trying to re-create it, she was horrified LOL I am thinking, as I think back, that we were grossed out because Dad left the skins on the sausages... which then softened and came off in the stew... which yeah, is pretty gross LOL
So here goes... random measurements okay - you pick depending on what you're cooking it in!
1 Kilo good sausages - boiled, slit the skins after a few minutes in the boiling water which will help you to remove the skins. Once the skins are off, allow the sausages to cool before chopping into 1 inch pieces and leave to the side/in the fridge till potatoes are cooked
Potatoes - I have a 6L crock pot and use enough large chunks of peeled potatoes to cover the bottom of the crock pot, maybe 1.5kg?
Carrots - Peel and chop carrots into chunks... I use about 700-800g (I think LOL)
Onions - 2 large onions sliced
Put all the vegies into the crock pot and pour over a couple of jars of tomato passata, throw in a couple of Massel chicken stock cubes and about 1 tsp of Celtic Sea Salt.
Cook on high for a few hours till the potatoes are soft but firm (not falling apart!!)
Add in the chopped sausages and about 3 cups of frozen chopped beans
Continue cooking till the beans are nicely soft. If it needs thickening, do so with a thick tomato paste - I like Aldi's tomato paste, lovely and thick.
This will serve our family of 5 for 2 meals... I see a day a few years from now when it will just be the one meal!