Spice up your day with this Guinness sausage casserole. The flavours are bold and consist of a colourful combo of pork sausages, tomatoes, beer, bell peppers and chillies. It is a simple and convenient meal, no extravagance here.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 25minutes
Cook Time 55minutes
shallow cast iron pot/ skillet or oven prove dish - 12 inches in diameter
shallow oven tray
2yellow onionscut in half and thinly sliced
1tin of chopped tomatoes
1small bird eye chillislit along the length with seeds removed
2red/yellow bell pepperscut into thick 2 cm/under 1 inch strips
Browning the sausages
Preheat the oven to 200C - fan-assisted program.
Brown the sausages on the middle shelf for 16 minutes. Turn them after the first 8 minutes for more even colour.
Let them cool down on the side until they are easy to handle.
Preparing the sauce
Use a large shallow ovenproof skillet and fry the onions until just starting to turn golden.
Add chopped tomatoes, ketchup, sugar, all spices (cayenne pepper, birds eye chilli, and red paprika). Give it a few stirs and add the bell peppers. Cook for an additional 8 - 10 minutes to let the tomatoes reduce a little bit and peppers soften slightly.
Pour in the Guinness and season with salt. Gently bring the sauce to boil again while you pre-cut the sausages.
Roasting in the oven
Make sure the oven is still preheated to 200C / fan.
Make small cuts across the top of each sausage.
Insert the sausages into the sauce, a pre-cut side down.
Cook the casserole for 30 - 35 minutes. Turn the sausages - pre-cut side up approximately in the middle of the recommending cooking time.
Serve with either a thick slice of bread, mashed potatoes or rice.