This Baked Beans with Sausages brings back memories of home. My mum made it often for breakfast.
Baked Beans with Sausages
I think it’s a Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner kind of meal. It’s good for anytime of the day, at least in my books it is.
It has been a while since I made some because I struggle to find good sausages in Johannesburg. I prefer the spicy ones and so far I have always been disappointed.
For me it is all about quality and I don’t mind paying a little more if it meets my standards. The sausages that I used for this dish are spicy lamb sausages.
The quality was ok, but my kids say it wasn’t the best they’ve eaten. Due to my thyroid condition I am not allowed a lot of soya products but I sometimes add that.
I don’t eat lamb but I had a taste of the baked beans and that was super delicious. Considering there wasn’t a lot going on in this dish it was filled with flavour.
Although I do try a lot of different recipes I always go back to the “Durban” style of cooking. It’s where I was raised and there’s something comforting about cooking like my mum did.
Ingredients Required for this dish
You need a few basic ingredients for this dish. Isn’t it great when you can make a dish without stressing about getting those extra ingredients from the store.
The sausages can be anything you prefer and then you will need a can of baked beans, vegetable oil, onion, chilies, curry leaf, garlic paste, masala, Kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric, tomato and salt
I promise you don’t need every spice in your cupboard to cook a great dish.
How to cook this dish
You will need to fry the sausages first.When frying the sausages you add a little water in a pan and allow the sausages to steam a little.
Once the water dries up you then allow it to fry/grill until it’s a lovely golden brown. The reason you allow it to steam in the water is that it helps preserve the moisture and that gives you juicy sausages.
I learnt this method from my mum because I always saw her cook sausages that way. And it does work.
To cook the baked beans you use the same pan as the sausages. Remove any excess fat, you can leave some of the oily bits behind. This does add that little extra bit of flavour.
If it’s too fatty then wipe the pan and add your oil to it. You then add your onion, chillies, curry leaf, garlic as per method below.
Add your spices, tomato and once tomato is cooked add your baked beans.
You then return the sausages to the pan. You can add some boiled eggs to the dish should you prefer.
This dish cooks really quick so you can have your meal in a jiffy.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. And remember with cooking you can play around with ingredients and flavours, there are no rules.
More recipes to try:
Baked Beans with Sausages
- 8 sausages of your choice
- 1/4 cup water see note 1
- 1x 410gram baked beans
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 large onion thinly sliced
- 2-3 green chillies
- 1 sprig curry leaf
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 2-3 tsp masala
- 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
- 1 roma tomato chopped or pureed, see note 2
- coriander for garnishing
- Add the water to a large pan. Add the sausages and allow it to steam on a medium to low heat, turning it over once
- Once the water dries out allow the sausages to fry until golden brown. If it's lamb sausages you don't need to add oil but if any other sausages are being cooked add about 1 tablespoon of oil
- Remove the sausages from the pan. If there's lots of fat in the pan, remove it. If it's not a very fatty sausage add the oil and let it heat up. Add the onion and fry until translucent. Add the curry leaf and green chilli. Add the garlic paste and fry for a minute until the raw smell disappears
- Add the masala, chilli powder and turmeric. Cook that for a minute
- Add the tomato and allow that to cook for about 5 minutes. Add the baked beans. Season with salt
- Return the sausages to the pot and cook for a couple of minutes. Garnish with coriander