8vegan sausages, I highly recommend using Beyond Meat sausages for the very best results (not the breakfast ones)
4large clovesgarlic, minced
1largered bell pepper, deseeded & sliced
1 x 28oz (796 ml)candiced tomatoes, regular or fire roasted (2 x 400g cans in the UK)
2tablespoonstomato paste, (tomato puree in the UK)
1 x 15oz (400ml)canwhite beans, such as cannellini, white kidney, lima or butter beans (400g can in the UK)
1tablespoonItalian mixed herbs , or herbes de provence (or similar)
1cupwater, (or red or white wine for a special occasion)
1teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
Over medium heat, warm the oil in a large ovenproof skillet or casserole. Add the whole sausages and cook until lightly golden on all sides. (Or use a frying pan and transfer to a ceramic casserole dish once the sausages and veggies have cooked).
Add the onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes longer until translucent. Then add the garlic and bell pepper.
Cook for a further few minutes until the pepper starts to soften, then pour in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, drained white beans, herbs, water, pepper and salt. Give it a bit of a stir to break up the tomato paste and distribute everything.
Cover with a lid (or tightly with foil), and place in the oven. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. After that time, either serve, or if you need to delay it, simply turn the oven right down to 300°F where it should be ok for another hour.
Special occasion? Feel free to replace all or half of the water in the recipe with red or white wine and add some sprigs of fresh herbs like sage, thyme or rosemary.To make in a slow cooker - Brown the sausages in a frying pan then add the onion, peppers and garlic as per the instructions. Once softened, transfer to the slow cooker with the other ingredients. Cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 5 to 6 hours. If it needs thickening a little at the end of cooking remove the lid and turn to high. Let it simmer and reduce down. Nutritional information is calculated using Beyond Meat Sausages and will vary if you use a different brand.