This one-pot venison sausage casserole recipe with borlotti bean and fennel seed is a simple and tasty way to keep out the winter chill.
I very much welcomed the arrival of a meat hamper from the Suffolk based Wild Meat Company, filled with goodies such as wild boar and mallard duck. I was particularly excited by the local venison sausages. One of the great things about venison is that it is a leaner meat so it is healthier and I think they work very well in casseroles, which keep them from drying out. So I broke out my casserole pot in search a warming recipe.
The resulting sausage casserole recipe was easy, hearty and thrifty, with the fennel seeds providing additional flavour and the beans providing some bulk. Although I used borlotti beans, feel free to use whichever beans you have in your pantry and you can easily doubled or tripled this casserole along with some baked potatoes to feed a crowd.
Well I leave you with this warming sausage casserole recipe and wish you all a great day.
Do check out the Wild Meat Company, for their good sausages and other meats which they will deliver straight to you.
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Venison Sausage and Borlotti Bean Casserole
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 6 venison sausages I used some from the Wild Meat Company
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 2 red onions sliced into thin half moons
- 1 red pepper deseed and finely cut
- 2 clove garlic minced
- 400 g (14oz) chopped tomatoes
- 350 ml (1.5 cups) chicken stock
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 400 g (14oz) borlotti beans rinsed and drained
- Black pepper
- Heat oil in the casserole pot, brown the sausages on all sides and then remove them and set aside.
- Add the fennel seeds and fry for 30 secs before adding in the onions, peppers and garlic and sautéing for about 8 mins or until softened.
- Return the sausages to the pan, followed by the tomatoes, stock, balsamic vinegar, herbs and sugar, bring to the boil then simmer uncovered for 25 mins.
- Add in the beans and simmer for another 5 mins before adjusting the seasoning and removing from the heat.