This Sausage and Bean, one pot, 30 minute recipe is very easy to make, delicious with slightly sweet, earthy and umami flavors. The charred bell peppers and Asian sauce contribute to the delicious taste!
Sausage and Bean Pot
A sausage pot is generally made with onion, garlic, sausage, tomato and beans. We are all about flavor and trying out new recipes so we are going with a different cuisine combination.
You can swop the peppers for another veggie if you want although the flavor will not be the same. However, sausage and beans don't necessarily need a veg but baby spinach works well too.
How To Make This Sausage Pot
Sausages - Heat the skillet and brown the sausages. Use fresh good quality sausages not ones that are filled with fat and taste rubbery. We make our own sausages so they are filled with natural herbs and spices. As long as you choose a good grade your sausage pot will be great!
Onion - It takes about a minute or 2 because the pan is already hot from browning the sausages. You can add garlic if you want I left it out because our homemade sausages and spice blends already have garlic. Feel free to add at least 2 fresh minced garlic cloves.
Bell peppers - Use the red and yellow for their light sweet taste. The green has a stronger almost bitter taste, not ideal for this recipe. Oven roasting the peppers, although amazing, wont give us the 30 minutes time frame that we want. A hot skillet works brilliantly! No oil and it takes 3 to 4 minutes to get them charred and slightly soft. They finish cooking in the oven.
Tomato - Chopped canned is great but if you can find the canned cherry tomatoes that's even better. Not in terms of taste but for visual appearance since our sausage is cut small too.
Beans - Any type of beans works so don't over analyze it. I went with our South African baked beans to stay in line with my recipe theme! South African with an Asian and Mediterranean flair.
Che Gochujang Chili Paste - An authentic Korean paste. This paste is a smooth, deep red color, spicy, sweet staple condiment in Korean cuisine. You can find it in any Asian store and also at Woolworths.
Like all things, if you haven't used it before taste it to decide on how much you want to add.
There is not really a substitute for it unless you want to make your own. However, if you can't find it then you can use Sriracha chili but remember it will not taste the same. Sriracha is the closest I can think of. I love homemade goodies but there are some things that you need to buy to experience the true cuisine flavor.
My 1st suggestion is that if you have an Asian store in your area, get familiar with the ingredients it's a whole cultural and educational cuisine experience.
Roasting bell peppers: I used the same skillet to roast the bell pepper and to make the recipe.
Simply place the bell peppers on a hot skillet to char. It takes a few minutes since we don't leave them to darken too much. A few spots here and there are great! It's more for the smoky flavor.
You can let them cool, cut, discard seeds and continue with the recipe. If you're using the smaller peppers (snack bell peppers) they are not only sweeter, they also char in seconds on a hot skillet!
Any sausage works in this recipe, you can even use chorizo, Italian sausage, Mexican or Spanish chorizo, lamb, beef or pork with pork giving more flavor from the fat. You can also combine the type of sausages or use one type and add bacon, the options are many!
What is Che Gochujang Chili Paste
Gochujang paste is a Korean condiment that's a deep red color, slightly sweet and spicy that you can find in your Asian stores or Woolworths SA. Like all things, if you haven't used it before taste it to decide on how much you want to add.
There is no one substitute for it but if you can't find it then you can use Sriracha chili but remember it will not taste the same.
If you love Asian cuisine then you must try this Veggie Tofu Stir-Fry Recipe.
Remember not to spend too much time cooking everything because the idea of this recipe is to finish it off in the oven. Finishing it on 210 degrees Celsius allows everything to caramelize leaving you with roasted flavor as opposed to weak sauce. It tastes phenomenal and each ingredients adds it's own boost of flavor!
I'm not sure that this sausage pot recipe needs to be served with anything else because it's brilliant alone. It has so much flavor that if you want to serve it with anything then I would suggest something plain. You would choose your servings dependent on what type of meal you want, heavier or lighter.
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- A side with just greens like rocket, fresh mint and red & green lettuce leaves
Either way friends this sausage pot is going to be enjoyed! It also stores very well in the fridge for a day or 2 if you have any left overs. I've never had to freeze it but if you do just remember to defrost and then warm.
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Sausage and Bean Pot Recipe
- 300 grams sausages
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 can cherry tomatoes
- 3 snacking peppers or 1 big one halved red and yellow
- 2 teaspoons Gochujang Chili Paste
- 1 canned baked beans
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- ½ teaspoon salt and pepper or to taste
- ½ teaspoon garlic and herb spice
- Preheat the oven to 210 degrees Celsius. Rack in the middle.
- In a large heated skillet on medium to high heat toast or char the bell peppers turning over once till charred on both sides. No need to burn them, just a bit of a char for the smoky flavor. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, remove and discard the seeds. Roughly slice lengthwise and leave on a plate.
- Same skillet, add a tablespoon of oil and cook the sausages till brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.
- Same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of oil and cook the onions till soft and cooked through.
- Slice the sausages into smaller pieces and return to the skillet.
- Add the baked beans, tomato, seasoning, spice, Gochujang chili paste and bell peppers. Mix it altogether and let it cook on the stove for about 2 minutes before finishing it in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until everything has almost caramelized.
- Serve with fresh chopped parsley and a sprinkle of garlic and herb seasoning.