Feed four for £5 - how to cook Boston beans and sausage

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Boston beans and sausage

1 onion
Tin of chopped or plum tomatoes
Tin of mixed beans
8 vegan, vegetarian or meat sausages
Seasoning: tomato puree, sugar, vinegar, paprika and garlic
Stock cube
You can add more vegetables such as peppers, courgettes, aubergines and carrots to your liking


  • Make sure your areas are clean and tidy and wash your hands before you start
  • Peel and finely slice the onion. Remember to leave the core on the onion to minimise the affect of your eyes watering
  • Finely chop or grate two cloves of garlic
  • Vegetable or sunflower can be used
  • Add a few table spoons of vegetable or sunflower oil to a pan
  • Add crushed garlic, then onion, then sausages. Add any finely chopped vegetables at this point if you want to
  • Caramelise the onion and brown the sausages for an even colour – 10 minutes should be enough
  • Add the seasoning of your choice: salt, pepper, chilli, paprika, any spices of your choice
  • Add a couple of tablespoons of tomato puree, which will thicken the sauce and intensify the flavour
  • Add the mixed beans
  • 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
  • Add two tablespoons of vinegar
  • Crumble in a stock cube of your choice (vegetable or chicken) depending on your choice of sausage
  • For an extra sticky finish you can add a spoon of sugar, syrup or honey
  • Serve with mashed potato, a side of vegetables or in a jacket potato.

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