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I actually made this dish from scratch because i had a left over can of Strongbow in the fridge and i couldnt find a decent sausage & cider casserole on the internet. Its a nice warm dish perfect for during the Autumn months, even though i actually made it at the start of summer. You can serve it with what you like, but i'd suggest mash.
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Firstly, start pre-heating the oven at Gas Mark 5/190°C/375°F.
heat a large saucepan and add a drizzle of oil.
One the saucepan is hot, add the chopped onions and fry till they go clear/browning.
Meanwhile, heat up a frying pan adding the sausages to be cooked golden brown on all sides. Keep checking throughout to make sure the sausages don’t burn.
Add the chopped bacon with the onions and fry till slightly crispy (cooked). (add more oil if needed)
Throw in the apple wedges and carrots to be cooked slightly.
By now the sausages should be golden so add them to the saucepan.
Pour the cider and chicken stock into the saucepan and allow to boil.
Once boiled, place a lid on the saucepan and place the saucepan in the oven. Cook for an hour and a half.
Once the casserole has been cooked in the oven, you can choice to immediately serve or let it cool to be reheated at a later time.
To reduce the gravy, to make it thicker, place the saucepan back on the hob and remove the lid. Turn the hob into a high temperature and leave so the gravy can thicken. Keep an eye on it, as without due care, the casserole can reduce too far resulting in not enough gravy.
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Reilly08 9 months agoGreat
Heagles92 4 years agoId suggest cooking the sausages in a different pan to the onions and sausages. When i made this, i made a school boy error of frying the sausages in the saucepan. The onions and bacon started to burn and the sausages were frying quick enough, so in the end i add the rest of the ingredients. The meal turned out fine but the sausages didnt have that beautiful golden look or slightly crisp texture, which was a shame. Still, gotta learn from it! [I posted this recipe.]