Sausage and bean soup
Sausage and bean soup is easy to make and is a lovely recipe for a cold day. Serve as a light lunch to fill you up or a starter with a light main course.
Servings: 4 people
- 1 packet sausages
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- ½ red chilli seeded and chopped
- 1 red pepper diced
- 400 g can chopped tomatoes
- 400 g can mixed beans
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 200 ml chicken or vegetable stock
- salt and pepper to season
Heat your grill to medium and cook the sausages according to the pack instructions.
Heat the oil in a non-stick saucepan and tip in the onion. Fry gently for 5 minutes until softened, then add the garlic and chilli and cook for 2 minutes.
Tip in the red pepper and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan, stir for a minute then pour in the stock.
Continue stirring and tip in all the other ingredients apart from the sausages. Cook for 20 minutes until the soup thickens. Season to taste.
Slice the sausages and add to the soup. Add a little more stock if its too thick.