This delicious tomato based sausage stew is really simple to make and is the ideal comforting evening meal or Sunday dinner on those cold days. I know we have just entered Spring here in the UK but I think we can definitely squeeze out one more versatile hearty stew recipe for those days you need a simple nourishing and cosy meal.
I have kept the ingredients in this stew really basic, however, this is a great recipe to make if you have any other vegetables that need using up. Cauliflower or broccoli florets, chopped parsnips, tomatoes, leeks and spring greens would also work well tossed in this if you have any that need using. Although this is a sausage and cannellini bean stew you could actually susbstitute the cannellini beans for kidney beans, chickpeas or haricot, etc, if needed.
I make these using vegan and gluten free sausages but, depending on your dietary requirements, you can use whatever type you like.
This stew is packed full of rosemary which works really well with the other flavours in the recipe. I use fresh, however, you could substitute this for 1 tsp dried instead if needed – or more depending on preference! I choose to use dried oregano in this recipe but you could use fresh instead if desired.
Make sure you perform a taste test before serving as this recipe relies heavily on the salt and pepper for seasoning. Too little will result in this being on the bland side! If desired, you could also throw in a little smoked paprika to create a slightly deeper flavour but I don’t really think this sausage stew recipe needs it.
I usually make this in my slow cooker for convenience so this is an option if you have one. Simply place all of the ingredients except the oil in the cooker and place on high for around five hours. You can still brown the sausages before placing in the cooker to add a little colour if desired but this is not necessary.
I want this recipe to be accessible to all hence why I have written the hob method up. Again, you do not necessarily need to brown the sausages before adding them to the pan but it is advised. I only use four sausages in this recipe but feel free to use more or less.
If you like this sausage stew recipe you may also like my Simple Sausage Casserole or my Sausage, Apple & Mustard Traybake. If you are looking for other stew recipes you may like my Easy One Pan Any Bean Stew, my Spicy Spanish Style Stew or my Sundried Tomato & Cannellini Bean Stew which you can find here.
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