Some of you may have seen the Mo Farah advert on TV in which he is eating a Quorn sausage casserole with his family. Well this is my meat version of this dish which I served with cauliflower mash to help absorb all the yummy sauce.
This dish was a hit with adults and children alike.
Ingredients: serves 5
10 sausages (I always use the best quality ones I can find)
250g shallots, peeled and chopped into half
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp. tomato puree
3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
150ml clear apple juice
350ml beef stock
4 bay leaves
1 sprig thyme, leaves only
2 red / pink apples, cored and sliced thinly horizontally (skin can be left on or removed whatever you prefer)
8g sachet arrowroot mixed with 3 tbsp. water
1 whole cauliflower, cut into florets
Milk & butter to mash as desired
Start by putting the sausages under the grill leaving them to cook but turning 3 times so browned evenly all over.
Meanwhile heat the butter in a large pan and fry the shallots for about 5 minutes until browned on the outside. Stir regularly.
Next add the garlic and fry for a further minute.
Then add the tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, apple juice, stock, bay leaves and thyme leaves and bring to the boil. Then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes.
During this time bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the cauliflower until soft (about 10 minutes).
Next add the apple to the sauce and cook for a further 5 minutes before adding the arrowroot mixture.
Season to taste and add the sausages mixing thoroughly. Cook through for a few minutes to ensure the sausages are coated in the sauce.
While sausages are cooking through drain the cauliflower and mash with a little butter and milk.
Serve together immediately.