Serves 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

8 vegan sausages
½ tablespoon coconut oil
1 large onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
4 carrots, sliced or diced
4 tomatoes, quartered
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato purée
200ml vegetable stock
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 sprig of thyme, plus extra,
fresh growing thyme,
to garnish
400g can borlotti beans
boiled new potatoes, to serve

I believe in cooking from scratch as much as possible, but now and then, a processed veggie sausage is your friend. Use your favourite brand – the sausages soak up the scrummy casserole juices nicely. (I’ve never used that word scrummy in my life, but it sums this up perfectly!) Hearty fare, vegan style.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas Mark 4). Cook your vegan sausages according to the packet instructions. (While they are cooking you can prep your ingredients.)
  2. Heat the oil in a casserole. Add your diced onion and fry over medium-low heat for 5–10 minutes, until soft and golden.
  3. Add the garlic, carrot, fresh and canned tomatoes and tomato purée, the veg stock, paprika and thyme and stir all the ingredients together well.
  4. Bring the cooked sausages out of the oven and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Add these to the casserole, too.
  5. Place a lid on the casserole and transfer to the oven. Cook for 15 minutes, then stir in the borlotti beans, replace the lid and return to the oven.
  6. Cook for another 15 minutes, until everything is cooked through and your house smells amazing! Serve with some boiled new potatoes.

There you have it – a totally banging, belly-warming dinner that will feed your body and mind!

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This recipe is from Dirty Vegan, Matt Pritchard’s first cook book. Order now at Amazon or Waterstones! Published by Mitchell Beazley. Photography by Jamie Orlando Smith and Chris Terry. Dirty Vegan aired on BBC One during January 2019 – find out more on our TV Series page.

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