There is something that is brilliant about sausages, I really enjoy them in all their guises, but in this rich tomatoey stew they really pep me up especially from the cold that we are currently seeing in the UK. I know that the 5 inches (15cms) is not really a lot of snow in many places but we are unused to it. The snow proved to be difficult but the ice that followed prevented me from driving the half hour to work and put me in a two hour freezing bus ride from which the feeling in my feet has only just returned.
So to warm and cheer myself up I made the recipe below and it really hits the spot, with a bit of a warm Mediterranean feel to make you feel warm inside.
4 – 6 Sausages depending on size and appetite
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tin Butter Beans
1 small red onion thinly sliced
2 table spoons tomato puree
12 cherry tomatoes halved
Herb de Provence
Colour the sausages in a large heavy frying pan, then add the onions and sweat them down.
When the onions are sweated add the beans and tinned tomatoes cook for 5 minutes before adding the tomato puree.
When the sauce is starting to thicken remove the sausages and chop them into bite sized chunks, then return to the pan.
Add the Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs cook until the sauce is good and thick, about 5 minutes. Then season and serve.