Bangers ‘n’ Beans

Bangers ‘n’ Beans

It’s that time of year: midway between Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes Night, where the dark, cold sky seems to be filled with the scent of woodburing stoves, coal fires and fireworks.

Tarbert Youth Group had their fireworks display on Friday night, and Lochgilphead’s Lantern Parade and bonfire was last night.

Here, @TheWelshWookie and I always celebrate with a bowl of amazing Bangers ‘n’ Beans soup:

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4 or 6 sausages (we used mexican chilli sausages this year)

4 or 6 new potatoes- just leave the skin on- chopped

A can of haricot beans

A pint of chicken stock

A carton of passata

Smoked paprika

Dried oregano

Worcestershire sauce

As @TheWelshWookie doesn’t measure, I’m afraid I can’t be specific about quantities. Let’s say ‘to taste’ 🙂

Grill the sausages. Cool slightly and cut into chunks.

In a large pot, add the stock, passata, haricot beans and potatoes and bring to the boil for a minute or two.

Add the paprika, oregano and worcestershire sauce.

Add the sausages. Bring back to the boil.

Simmer for 30 minutes or so.

Enjoy with homemade wholemeal bread.


Today’s stats:

Run: 5k

Time: 30:20

Weather: cold and wet, I ran on the treadmill again

Trainers: Nike FreeRun +5



Pile on the Miles so far: 17k

13 thoughts on “Bangers ‘n’ Beans

    1. I’m enjoying the novelty of it, but I’m finding it tougher than running outdoors! I’m missing the breeze, the scenery and knowing how far I’ve run because of where I am en route. Can’t wait for the weather to lighten up so I can get back out there!

  1. Wow! I didn’t even know what half of the ingredients were! I was looking for..eight bat ears, and two hooves of a spayed unicorn! 🙂 I need to culture myself more I think! 🙂

    1. Aha! It marks the day when Guy Fawkes and his pals attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament back in 1605. They failed, and were hung, drawn and quartered 😮
      We mark the day with a big bonfire and fireworks!

      1. Yip, that’s probably the closest comparison, only we don’t get a day off for it 🙂

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