Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Midweek treat: Quorn spanish sausage casserole

I live off Quorn. Seriously, can't get enough of the stuff. I only eat fish - and the odd bit of chicken - and find that it's the tastiest way to get my protein fix.

If you've never tried Quorn before, it's a healthy substitute for meat made from mycoprotein - and no, you don't have to be a vegetarian to eat it! It is high in fibre and low in saturated fat, and I know a lot of non-veggies who substitute it for meat occasionally, to create healthier versions of their favourite meals (like spag bol or spicy curries - yum).

My mouth is watering just looking at this picture!
I guess it comes as no surprise then that when the guys at Quorn got in touch recently, asking me to try one of the recipes on their website, I jumped at the chance.

The Spanish sausage casserole in the photo above is so delicious. I just wolfed down a bowl for my dinner and already have a hankering for seconds. Even though it doesn't seem like casserole weather at the moment, this is hardly the stodgy stuff of winter time. It's deliciously sweet, with a spicy kick perfectly complimented by some chunky sausage pieces.

They might not look like much but these Quorn sausages are seriously tasty
Ingredients
1 six pack of Quorn sausages (from the chilled section)
2 onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
100g sweetcorn
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons chilli powder
100ml apple juice
400g chopped tin tomatoes
150ml vegetable stock
400g cannelloni beans

Et voila! One very delicious dinner awaits
Recipe
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil and fry the sausages for 2-3 minutes. Set aside and slice diagonally into five chunky pieces.
2. Fry the onions and garlic until soft, then throw in the peppers and continue cooking.
3. Add in the sweetcorn, paprika and chilli powder and cook for a few moments before pouring in the apple juice.
4. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, cannelloni beans and stock, then return the Quorn sausages to the pan.
5. Season to taste with salt and pepper then simmer for 10 minutes.
6. Serve with some crusty bread and eat in the sunshine!

The Quorn products used in this recipe were kindly donated by Quorn. For more brilliant recipe ideas, visit quorn.co.uk.

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