Friday, 20 April 2012

Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole

Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole

slow cooker crock pot sausage casserole


I have made mention of my new gadget before - my 5-in-1 Multi Cooker  and it's ideal for this slow cooker sausage casserole recipe. (And for more sensational recipes using a pressure cooker, just go here - it's a really great Pressure Cooker Recipe site!)

I have been making this sausage casserole on and off for years - it's ideal for using up leftover barbecue sausages and leftover veggies. Or of course you can make it all from fresh, from scratch.

Either way, it is so simple - and a great way to introduce little kids to the idea of casserole or stew...

All of these measurements are adaptable to whatever you have - it's that kind of chuck it all in together and it'll work recipes...

Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole

Ingredients:

500g (1lb) sausages, chopped into chunks. (Please note that I use standard Australian BBQ sausages which are links in casings. But common sense suggests that any sausage in casings would work just fine...)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, diced roughly

2 carrots, sliced
1 cup of cold water
¼ cup tomato sauce
¼ cup barbecue sauce
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
35g (approx 1.5oz) packet French onion soup mix


Method:

~ Brown the sausages in the olive oil, and then add the onions and carrots
~ Add to your slow cooker
~ Combine the water, all the sauces, and the French onion soup mix in a measuring jug and whisk together
~ Pour over the sausages and veggies
~ Set to slow cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on slow.

Serve with mash and steamed green veggies or corn.

Enjoy!

What's your stand by easy dinner that you always fall back on?



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(And thanks to Brad from Kitchenware Direct for the chance to try the 5-in-1 Multi Cooker)

20 comments:

  1. Thankyou Lucy.Always love a one pot quick and easy recipe.x

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    1. It's coming up to that time of year...

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  2. I once made a sausage casserole without browning the sausages first. The result was very ... squidgy. It's put hubby off sausage casserole for quite some time.
    Perhaps this will bring him back to the table.

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    1. SAME! My husband screwed up his nose when I told him we were having sausage casserole as a result of my last (bad) slow cooked attempt - but he REALLY enjoyed this version...

      xx

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  3. This looks good! My go-to is always a curry dish with spices and marinated protein served with brown rice.

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  4. Just perfect - I was after inspiration for today. Printing it off now - thanks so much!

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  5. Sadly I've had a lot of misses with my slow cooker so I always like to see some tried and tested recipes to try, I just cant trust the recipe books! My standby recipe is an antipasto pasta, any shape pasta I have in the cupboard and a mix of condiments from the fridge olives, artichoke, sunddried tomatoes etc and lots of parmeasan on top!

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  6. Oh love the idea of the french onion soup mix...will try for sure...thanks for sharing Lucy xx

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  7. I'm going to try this next week, it sounds delicious and easy - a great combo!

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  8. This looks a treat! Love to have some easy meals that keep me happily out of the kitchen. even though I love food I shouldnt be a slave to the kitchen.

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  9. What a tasty looking casero;e, my quick meal which happened last night an unexpected guest from Holland was a Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions the chicken was leftovers.salad leaves from the garden and fruit compot.

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  10. Great simple sauss-ee casserole Lucy! I like to bake the sausages in the oven first and then cut them up - its so easy and I can pop the baking dish into the dishwasher for a fast clean up.

    A jar of homemade pesto always makes a simple fall back meal at out place.

    I put spaghetti onto cook, chop up a potato and microwave it for 5min on high. Trim some beans and then toss them into the pasta pot right at the end of cooking. Drain the pasta/beans, add the cooked potato and toss back into the pot with a couple of spoons of pesto. Stir it up and grate a little parmesan over the top. Yum!

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  11. excellent - a hit with the whole family (including Master 4, Miss 7 and Miss Fussypot 10)..... I added a can of tomatoes and cooked it in the oven as I was short of time, but it dried out a bit when I got home, so probably much better in the slow cooker - I'll definitely be cooking it again! THANK YOU LUCY!

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  12. AnonymousJuly 25, 2012

    What kind of sausage do you use...Italian, Polish?

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  13. I'm making this right now for the first time ever, wish me luck... if my kids eat it I'll be happy :-)

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  14. I do wish you Brits would put things into American terms. You do not say what kind of sausage, ground or cut-up casings, g instead of lbs. This is America, not Kinver, Stratfordshire.

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    1. This blog is actually Australian. I have no idea about USA measurements, but I am happy to Google if you are not.

      500g is equal to 1 lb.

      35g is approx 1.5 oz

      The sausage I use is just standard BBQ sausage links in casings, chipped whilst raw, into chunks. That said, common sense would suggest that any sausage would work in this style of recipe.

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  15. please put good old USA measurments or both..sounds good

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  16. This looks good I plan to try it.

    I can understand what the ones from America mean about the measurements as I have the same problem when I go to sites that the recipes in the imperial measurements not the metric that we use over here.

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  17. What can you use instead of Onion Soup mix?

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