This is the first time we have tried this recipe and can honestly say it was delicious! The whole family thoroughly enjoyed it!
I have roughly estimated the dish (for 4 people) comes to around £4.00 depending on where you buy your ingredients and the quality. I used relatively cheap ingredients for the dish, including fairly cheap sausages and I really don’t think the dish warrants expensive ingredients.
6-8 Sausages – skins removed
1 large onion – diced
2 garlic cloves – chopped
2 celery sticks – chopped
Pinch chilli flakes (optional)
1 tbsp tomato puree
400g can butter beans
400g cannellini beans
400g chopped tomatoes
225g self-raising flour
100g butter – cubed
2 tsp dried oregano
1. Pre-heat oven to 200C/180C fan (gas mark 6).
2. Place sausages in pan with a little oil, breaking with a wooden spoon.
3. Add the onion, garlic, celery and chilli flakes (if using) then cover and cook for 6 minutes.
4. Add the tomato puree, beans and chopped tomatoes. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes.
Whilst the cobbler base is cooking you can make the topping…
5. Put the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter cubes until you get a breadcrumb like texture.
6. Add the milk and oregano and mix until it becomes a smooth, firm dough.
7. Once cooked, spoon the sausage mixture into an ovenproof dish.
8. Tear off small balls of the cobbler topping and place them on top of the sausage mix.
9. Bake for around 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.
You can then serve with whatever sides you want. We had ours with some butternut squash that needed using up. The other great thing about this recipe is you can make it in advance, put it in the fridge and bake it later in the day. I tend to do this quite a lot so I am not rushing around after the school run!
I give this recipe 4/5.