Slow Cooker Sausage, Kale & Bean Casserole

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I was recently sent a Crock-Pot 3.5L and you may recall that I posted a recipe which I made using this to slow cook a butternut squash in.  Well, as part of the review that I did, I was asked along with some other bloggers to provide an ingredients each towards making a Collective Crock recipe. 

The ingredients suggested were:

· Chopped tomatoes
· Sausage
· Butterbeans
· Kale
· Ale
· Butternut Squash
· Sweet Potato
· Onions (my contribution)

The Crock-Pot UK team came up with a recipe for a Sweet Potato topped Sausage Cassoulet using these ingredients

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I decided to have a go at this in my own crock -pot, but, as usual, I made a few changes to the recipe based on ingredients I had in my kitchen and to make the meal more to the liking of my family.

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For example, instead of butter beans I added baked beans, and instead of honey I used some maple syrup and rather than top my casserole with sweet potato I served in on a bed of sweet potato mash instead.

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This is an easy recipe and very comforting for this time of year. Here is how I made it

Slow Cooker Sausage, Kale & Bean Casserole
Serves 4
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Cook Time
4 hr
Cook Time
4 hr
Ingredients
  1. 8 sausages (I used beef but use any flavour of your choice)
  2. 1 tsp oil
  3. 1 large onion, peeled and deiced finely
  4. 1 tin of tomatoes
  5. 1 tbsp tomato puree
  6. 1 tbsp maple syrup
  7. 1 tin of baked beans
  8. 250ml light ale
  9. 1 beef stock cube
  10. 2 tsp beef gravy granules
  11. 1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and diced into small cubes
  12. 1 tsp garlic granules
  13. 1 tsp thyme
  14. 1 tsp paprika
  15. 2-3 handfuls of kale
  16. sweet potatoes and butter
Instructions
  1. heat the oil over a moderate heat, in a non tick pan and then brown the sausages for about 5 minutes
  2. crumble the stock cube over the sausages and stir
  3. turn the heat up and add the ale, the tomatoes, tomato puree, baked beans, maple syrup, gravy granules, thyme, garlic, paprika and let it boil for 5 minutes
  4. pour into your slow cooker/ crock pot
  5. add the onions and butternut squash and stir well
  6. place the kale across the top
  7. add the lid and cook on high for 4 hours (or 8 on low)
  8. stir through the kale
  9. serve with some sweet potato mash
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This tasted delicious and it is perfect comfort food for the cold nights.

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