Sausage and Red Wine Italian Style Casserole – ‘bung it all in ‘ easy midweek Supper which uses all those leftover Veg sat in the bottom of the fridge 😊
I have lots of bits and bobs to use up in the fridge, and fancy something hearty, so I pulled some Sausages from the freezer last night and popped them in the fridge to defrost ready for today.
In a heavy based pan or Casserole dish add a good splash of olive oil, add the sausages and cook till browned on the outside- remove and set aside.
To the still hot pan, add sliced celery, 3 cloves of crushed garlic
2 peeled finely sliced red onions, I added a small diced carrot, 2 bay leaves and some Rosemary, stir well till softening.
I go the sliced bell peppers.
Add the browned Sausages, I have sliced each into 3, leave while if you wish.
a good glass of red wine and a pack of passata, these are strained tomatoes, a thick tomatoey paste 😊
Stir though well and place in a hot (180) oven for an hour.
Remove, add some Spinach and some chopped flat leaf parsley stir through, taste and season – if it’s a bit ‘wet’ – remove the lid and return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes till thick and unctuous.
Mine is by itself – well apart from a glass of red 😉
I made some mash for the menfolk 🤗