Phew, it does feel like I have been away forever. Life happens I guess. This is only the beginning of my cooking again, Baked Beans and Sausage Curry seems like the right fit for “new humble beginnings”.
Baked Beans and Sausage Curry
It has been a rough couple of weeks. My hubby was diagnosed with Covid Pneumonia. He was hospitalised but thank God it was only for a few days and he has recovered well.
We are really so grateful as many people are suffering at the hands of Covid. I also took the vaccine just before my hubby was diagnosed and I suffered terrible side effects.
I must admit I had my doubts about taking the vaccine because of my autoimmune conditions but I wanted to do the right thing, The right thing did cost me 15 days in bed.
For me if I got sick at any other time it would have been fine. But with both my hubby and I being ill it was not easy.
However, it has taught me a lot about life. I have learnt to appreciate what I have that much more.
It has also shown me that there are good, kind people in this world that were so eager and willing to help us through our tough time. My sister, sister-in-law and my brothers-in-law were so good to us.
My in laws were also a great help from afar and they did everything they could to make us comfortable. My followers, none of them even know me personally but offered help.
We truly have an amazing community of good, kind people. I feel really blessed.
Finally, we are back to normal. I have my energy back and I picked up my camera today, after what seems like forever.
It did feel good to work again. Yes, if you still have doubts this is my full-time job and what better job than to do something you’re passionate about.
With all that’s been going on around us I thought maybe it’s also time to share some simple, budget meals. In times of crisis, like we had in SA recently, it’s the budget meals that saves us.
This Baked Beans and Sausage Curry is such a simple, yet comforting meal. It also doesn’t take much time and it’s super tasty.
I am not a huge baked bean fan but there are a couple of ways I eat it without a complaint, this is one of those times. My family also loves it.
My cousin used to make this dish when were young kids. I remember her layering it with mashed potatoes and some pasta. Omg, that was heavenly.
You should know I am a carb lover, so no amount of carbs will scare me away…Lol! Reminds me I have to try it with the mashed potatoes and pasta.
Ingredients Required for this dish:
The great thing about this dish is that you only require a few basic ingredients. You need oil, curry leaf, mustard seeds, ginger garlic paste, onion, chillies, chilli powder, turmeric, tomato, baked beans and sausages.
I added some boiled eggs to the dish but this is totally optional. It makes a great breakfast or dinner. As you know I don’t follow rules.
You will also note you don’t need any major spices for this dish.
Frying the sausages
I learnt to fry sausages this way from my mum. She always adds some water to a pan and places the sausages in and allows it to steam for a bit.
She then added some oil and allowed them to brown. This method works perfectly well and it’s how I always fry sausages.
I hope you love this recipe as much as we do. If you do try it please drop me a comment and a star rating, it is always appreciated.
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Baked Beans and Sausage Curry
- 500 gram sausages of your choice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1x410 gram baked beans
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 4 green chillies slit in halves
- 1 sprig curry leaf
- 1 tsp ginger/garlic paste
- 1-2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 roma tomato skin removed and grated
- fresh coriander to garnish
- Add 1/2 cup water to a large pan. Place sausages in the water and allow it to simmer on medium heat until the water starts to dry up. Add a tablespoon of oil and allow the sausages to brown on medium to high heat. Remove from pan, cover and set aside
- Heat 3 tablespoon olive oil,on medium heat, in a large pan. Add the mustard seeds.
- Once the mustard seeds starts to burst reduce to a low temperature, add the onion, green chillies and curry leaf
- Saute until the onion is golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute
- Add the chilli powder and turmeric and cook for a further minute
- Add the tomato, cover and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes or until the tomato is cooked. You can add a little water if you prefer your curry a little saucy.
- Add the baked beans and sausages and heat through. Season with salt. Garnish with fresh coriander
- You can add some boiled eggs to the dish but this is totally optional
- You can adjust the amount of chillies and chilli powder depending on your taste. The amount I've used doesn't make the curry super hot but it has a fair amount of chilli to give the curry enough heat
- If you prefer the curry a little more liquid you can add a little water when adding the baked beans although I didn't find it necessary
- I used the Woolworth free range chicken Chipolatas for this dish and yes it may not be totally budget friendly but you can use any sausages you prefer. There are loads of cheaper options that you can use