Recipe: Boston beans and sausage

Posted 8 months ago

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Boston beans and sausage is a hearty and delicious dish that combines tender baked beans, smoky sausages, and a rich tomato sauce. It is easy to make and perfect for a cosy dinner.


  • 1 onion
  • 1 tin of chopped or plum tomatoes
  • Tin of mixed beans
  • 8 vegan, vegetarian or meat sausages
  • Vegetables: courgettes, carrots

Seasoning: tomato puree, sugar, vinegar, paprika and garlic

Optional: stock cube

You can add some of your favourite vegetables such as peppers, and aubergines.

Serve with mashed potato, a side of vegetables or in a jacket potato.


  1. Make sure your areas are clean and tidy and wash your hands before you start
  2. Peel and finely slice the onion. Remember to leave the core on the onion to minimise the affect of your eyes watering
  3. Finely chop or grate two cloves of garlic
  4. Vegetable or sunflower can be used
  5. Add a few table spoons of vegetable or sunflower oil to a pan
  6. Add crushed garlic, then onion, then sausages. Add any finely chopped vegetables at this point if you want to
  7. Caramelise the onion and brown the sausages for an even colour – 10 minutes should be enough
  8. Add the seasoning of your choice: salt, pepper, chilli, paprika, any spices of your choice
  9. Add a couple of tablespoons of tomato puree, which will thicken the sauce and intensify the flavour
  10. Add the mixed beans
  11. Add tinned tomatoes and allow to reduce. Plum tomatoes are usually cheaper than pre chopped, and you can always break them down with your cooking utensil
  12. Add two tablespoons of vinegar
  13. Crumble in a stock cube of your choice (vegetable or chicken) depending on your choice of sausage
  14. For an extra sticky finish you can add a spoon of sugar, syrup or honey

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