Nadia Sawalha spicy bean and sausage casserole recipe on Lorraine

Nadia Sawalha serves up spicy bean and sausage casserole recipe on Lorraine.

Nadia is not only a cook but an actress who played Annie Palmer in Eastenders. In 2007 she won Celebrity Masterchef and then hosted Junior Masterchef. She reaches a combined audience of 2 million people a week through her columns in the Daily Mirror and in Best magazine. In addition to her regular appearances on Lorraine, she is also a panel member on ITV’s Loose Women.

Today, Nadia marks British Sausage Week serving up spicy bean and sausage casserole on Lorraine.

The ingredients are: 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 8 pork sausages, 8 pork chipolatas, 8 mini chorizo sausages, 2 large onions, sliced, 10 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered, 2 red chillies, finely sliced, 2 tsp ground cumin, 2 tsp allspice or mixed spice, 1 heaped tbsp tomato purée, 3 x 420g cans baked beans and Salt and black pepper.

To prepare the dish, heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed casserole pan and gently cook off the pork sausages, chipolatas and chorizo sausages, then set aside.

In the same pan, fry the onions and garlic until soft. Add the chillies and spices and fry gently until they release their aroma. Add the tomato purée and fry for a minute or two, stirring all the time.

Pour in the beans, stir well together and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Add the sausages and chipolatas, give everything a good stir and make sure it’s heated through thoroughly.