English Sausage and Bean Casserole

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a recipe that my mum gave me and it makes a very comforting meal on a cold day. I am not certain if you can buy Cumberland sausages in other countries (doubtful!) but if not then go for a thick, heavily seasoned / peppery sausage. What I call Butter Beans I think are called White Lima Beans in the US. I think Worcestershire sauce is widely available but if not use a brown spicy sauce. Lastly, I think cider is referred to as "hard cider" in the US so just to clarify it's the version with alcohol for this recipe! I normally serve with baked potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grill the sausages until brown.
  2. Fry the chopped onions with the garlic and bacon.
  3. In a large saucepan add all the ingredients except only add half the stock. Bring to the boil and then simmer slowly.
  4. The recipe doesn't tell you how long to simmer for but sometimes I serve after 20-30 mins or so. If I keep it on for longer I haven't managed to overcook it yet. I just add in the rest of the stock as and when required if I'm waiting for guests to arrive.


Most Helpful

This recipe is great for impressing guests without being too stressed as it benefits from being made in advance. It can even be easily transported so great for cottage breaks. It was easy to make. An old fave with a special feel to it!

brightandbreezy January 10, 2007

Great minds must think alike Karen, this is exactly the same as my crockpot sausage recipe except I add 1 tbs soy sauce also. Great to come home to in winter

lindseylcw July 28, 2006

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