When I can’t afford to buy the more expensive items at The Ginger Pig I resort to this – the cheapest (and quickest) of my one-pots.
This is no compromise though. It’s hearty and honest, and it was the beginning of my current one-pot penchant.
The sausage does, of course, maketh the stew. I splash out a bit more on good ones. I like to mix it up with different types in the same pot. Sausage-roulette.
The chili warms your cockles, the tomato revives you, the sausage sustains you and the different beans make you feel you like you are healthy after all.
Left-overs work well as a pasta sauce.
Sweat onions and carrot with garlic.
Add a glass of red wine and cook this off.
Add the diced sausages, and chopped tomatoes (and maybe real), chili, sage, and a little stock.
Cover and cook for an hour ish at 200.
Towards the end I add in borlotti beans, and broad beans
Again, I also finish with a bit more sage and fresh chili.