This slow cooker sausage casserole is a delicious, hearty slow cooked dinner full of sausages, bacon, and tomatoes. It's so easy to make, kids will love helping.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: dinner, sausages
1–2 tbsp sunflower oil
12good quality pork sausages
Pack of bacon lardons
400gcan chopped tomatoes
1tbspdark brown muscovado sugar
1tspdried mixed herbs
100mlred or white wineoptional
Brown the sausages
Heat and spoonful of oil in a non stick frying pan and fry the sausages gently for 10 minutes. Turn them once in a while so they are brown on all sides. Add to your slow cooker.
Fry the bacon
Add the bacon lardons to the pan. Fry them until they are nice and crisp then add to your sausages.
Cook the onions and garlic
While the sausages and bacon are cooking peel the garlic and onions.
Cook the onions in your pan on a medium heat for five minutes or so until they start to soften. Add the garlic to your pan and cook for a few more minutes until the onions are a golden brown. Add the paprika.
Prepare the sauce
Measure out the dry herbs to a bowl and the wet ingredients into a jug. Start by putting the stock cube/pot into the measuring jug. Add the water and give it a stir. Add the tomato puree and Worcestershire sauce.
In a separate small bowl, measure out the sugar, mixed herbs, bay leaves and thyme.
Once everything is measured out, pour the herbs and jug of sauce into the frying pan and give it a stir. Pour over some wine (100ml) or if you’re not using wine, just the equivalent in water. Bring the sauce to a simmer.
Add the sauce to the sausages and bacon in the slow cooker. Cook on a medium heat for 4-5 hours. If you are not using a slow cooker, pop everything in a flameproof casserole dish and cook on a simmer for 30 minutes or so, stirring from time to time.