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Autumn with the September Degustabox | Sausage Casserole Recipe

October 13, 2016

This month’s Degustabox was a real mix of snacks, items to help with cooking meals and drinks. A useful box that came with a definite Autumn theme.

For those of you who don’t know, Degustabox is a monthly food subscription box that comes with 10-13 items. Some new, some old favourites and some completely different foodie items. All with the aim of trying to shake up what you eat.



Let’s start with the snacks things. Say Yes to No featured in a box last summer, but make a great snack. I really liked the BBQ flavour, Mr W wasn’t as convinced. I already know I love Metcalfe’s Popcorn Thins as I can get them in the vending machine at work. So yummy! The Get Fruity bar was sadly too sweet for me, but Mr W enjoyed his nibble. I’m saving the Chia Seeds for a lemon and chia seed cake, I will of course share the recipe when I have baked it. Lastly the Hartley’s Jelly Pots were fab. Low sugar and when I was off sick last week they were very handy snacks, delicious served cold.


Next up the drinks. The Cape flavoured roobios tea was not for me at all. I didn’t enjoy how sweet they are. Now I have to admit here the Teisseire has mainly been used in gin cocktails… It’s fab as a half measure with a full measure of gin and topped with soda water. It’s low sugar too so that takes off any drink related calorie guilt! Add loads of ice and slices of lemon, delicious.


Lastly the bit of the box I always look forward too. The bit that helps with dinner. I’ve made Miso Salmon before but I think a Miso broth with fish and vegetables will be what I make with the Miso Tasty. The Mrs Crimble’s Gluten Free Pasta was a useful dinner when Mr W was out and I was at a loss. The Ciro Borlotti Beans were brilliant, our first autumnal recipe (shared below) was made with the addition of these.



Sausage Casserole
Yields 4
A perfectly autumnal dinner.
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  1. 12 Chipolatas
  2. 2 Carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds
  3. 2 Courgettes, chopped into half moon slices
  4. 2 Red onions, roughly chopped
  5. 2 Cloves of garlic, crushed
  6. 200g Mushrooms, chopped
  7. 1 Tin chopped tomatoes
  8. 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  9. 1 tsp Chilli flakes
  10. 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  11. 1 tbsp Tomato puree
  12. 500ml Beef stock
  13. 1 Can of Cirio Borlotti beans, drained
  1. Get a deep casserole dish and add a bit of your preferred cooking oil.
  2. Fry the sausages in batches, once browned take out and put to one side on a plate.
  3. Now add the onion, courgette and carrot to the pan. Cook until the onion starts to soften.
  4. Add the garlic and tomato puree and fry for a couple of minutes, then add the paprika and chilli flakes.
  5. Once the spices are fragrant add the stock, tomatoes and Worcester sauce, bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes.
  6. Add the mushrooms and beans, stir through. Then add the sausages and turn the heat up to a more vibrant simmer for another 10-15 minutes until the beans are softened, sausages warmed through and mushrooms cooked.
  7. We served with home made potato wedges, which I cooked from the start of the process (oven 220C for 45 mins).
  1. Exchange the sausages, Worcester sauce and stock for veggie/milk free versions for a veggie/vegan dinner!

So yes, once again another hit from Degustabox. To see more check out my reviews of past boxes for more reasons to order. And if you like the look of the Degustabox I have a discount code for £7 off your first box. Just enter the code BLDEG15 at the checkout. Let me know what you think if you order one! What would you like to try from this months box? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. I received my Degustabox for the purpose of this review. As ever all word, photos and opinions are my own.


  • Reply katya willems October 13, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    That sausage casserole looks ace! I love that it’s packed with veg. A perfect dinner now the weather’s turning!

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      It’s massively adapted from the Hairy Bikers (more veg!) It’s a go too in autumn/winter 🙂

  • Reply amy lyons October 13, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    oooh what a cool subscription box idea! I like this so much, espeically because it had gluten free pasta! Plus you really seem to get a good selection of products, whereas I find some subscription boxes really seem to scrimp on contents! xx

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      It’s a real different mix every time. They’ve gotten better too as I’ve gone along with them.

  • Reply Jenny October 13, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I do like the variety of products in the Degustabox. I woud love to try the Metcalfe’s Popcorn Thins – they sound yummy!

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      It really does have a great mix 🙂 The popcorn thins are tasty!

  • Reply Angela October 13, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I always love to see whats in the degustabox each month. Sausage casserole is one of my favourites. I will have to save this recipe to my Yum account.

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      I hope you enjoy it if you make it 🙂 I love opening it each month!

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