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Sausage and Cider Casserole Recipe | Eat Local Dinner Party Ideas

January 29, 2018

Dinner parties in our household have never been the conventional fancy food kind of dinner party. I enjoy having friends round to share wholesome food, often things like fondue or homemade pizza. This time it was a cold and wet weekend so I decided to make a Sausage and Cider Casserole to share.

The guys over at Leisure Range Cookers have created a Foodie Guide to celebrate eating local. (Although they seem to have missed off Manchester and Birmingham, but at least I’ve blogged about those so you can just check out my guides – hehe!) As part of this campaign some bloggers were asked to create dinner party recipe for one course celebrating local produce. For my Sausage and Cider Casserole recipe I used sausages from our favourite local butchers who make their own recipe called ‘Old Worcester.’  I also used cider from a local apple farm, and all my fresh ingredients from the green grocers. Last but not least, I also used some Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce! I wanted to celebrate Worcester as much as I could with this recipe, as there is some great produce out there.

Sausage and Cider Casserole in a Casserole Dish

Sausage and Cider Casserole
Serves 4
A hearty dinner that is worth the effort.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 Pork Sausages
  2. 4 Eschallion shallots, thinly sliced
  3. 1 Leek, thinly sliced
  4. 1 Clove garlic, crushed
  5. 200g Smoked bacon lardons
  6. 3 Baking potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1cm chunks
  7. 1 tbsp Cider vinegar
  8. 3 tbsp Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce
  9. 1 tbsp Dark brown sugar
  10. 2 tbsp Plain flour
  11. 1 tsp Mixed herbs
  12. 500ml Cider
  13. 500ml Chicken stock
  14. 1 Can of butterbeans, drained
  15. Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Put a glug of olive oil in a casserole dish. Turn the heat to medium and get the sausages into brown. Don't prick them before cooking. After a bit put the bacon lardons in.
  2. Once the sausages have browned and lardons have cooked put the leek and shallots into soften, add a splash of water if you think things are sticking. Then put the crushed garlic in and cook for a few minutes until fragrant.
  3. Put the cider vinegar, Worcester sauce and brown sugar in. Stir through. Then shake the flour over the contents of the pan and stir through again.
  4. Pour in the cider and the stock, mixed herbs and stir. Then add the potatoes, stir again, turn the heat down and pop the lid on for 40 mins to simmer. Stir every so often.
  5. After this time, add in the beans, extra water if you think it needs it. Keep the lid off and cook for 15-20 mins (check the potatoes are cooked before serving).
  6. Stir through black pepper and serve in bowls with sliced bread on the side if you like. Peas and carrots also make good sides for this dish! Enjoy!
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Sausage and Cider Casserole Close Up in Casserole Dish

Sausage and Cider Casserole in a Bowl

This Sausage and Cider Casserole recipe is a serious winter warmer. Our friends really enjoyed it and I’ve made it several times since, it doesn’t freeze well because of the potatoes, but you can make a batch for a couple of days of leftovers.

Have you made something similar? Would you give making my Sausage and Cider Casserole a go? Let me know in the comments,

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6 Comments

  • Reply Chloe January 29, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    This looks so tasty – I rarely cook with cider but I’ll definitely be giving this a go!

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    • Reply MissPond February 1, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      You should! It’s so easy and tomato free 🙂

  • Reply Hairwonderfulday January 29, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Your food always looks so comforting and perfect for those rainy days when you want to invite friends over! xx

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    • Reply MissPond February 1, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks Laura 🙂 there’s nothing like sharing something warming on a cold day!

  • Reply JESSICA BROWNE January 29, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Ah look good honey, shame i am vegan haha!

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    Hope you enjoyed!

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    • Reply MissPond January 29, 2018 at 9:18 am

      Could easily make with vegan sausages and the vegan Worcester sauce alternative you can get

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