Mum-of-three Katrina Springer, also known as The Organised Housewife in partnership with FInish, has figured out some clever home organisation systems to help simplify family life and keep the house in order. She’s a connoisseur when it comes to creating meals that the whole family will enjoy. Yes, it’s not a crazy dream – you can do it too.
Weekday afternoons can typically get really busy for many, be it running around doing errands or housework, sitting down with the kids to help them with homework, running them around to after school sports or taking time out for yourself to exercise. It’s evenings like this when it’s helpful to have an easy, budget friendly, no fuss family dinner such as this Savoury Curried Sausage Bake that will keep the whole family satisfied.
Curried sausages are a traditional favourite recipe in many households usually passed down through the generations, making it a popular go-to comfort food meal during the cooler months. Many would remember a similar recipe from their childhood, with the aroma bringing up many delightful memories. Traditionally, most curried sausage recipes are made using sliced sausages, however this recipe is all about keeping things easy by placing the sausages whole in the dish.
Yes, it’s super easy with minimum effort required. Simply brown the sausages in the frying pan, add to the large casserole dish along with sliced carrots, onions and peas. Pour over the sauce and cook in the oven for 45-50 minutes. Meanwhile, cook your rice following packet directions. With minimal effort, you’ll have a positively nourishing meal smothered with deliciously thick gravy. You can serve the savory curried sausages over rice, or on the side with mashed potato and steamed vegetables such as beans, broccoli or cauliflower if desired.
The intensity of the curried sausages is quite mild, making this dish suitable for younger children. However, you can adjust the amount of curry powder to suit your taste, adding more for a stronger curry flavour.
For a quick and easy clean up make sure you have the new Finish Quantum Ultimate Dishwasher tablets on hand (an essential in your weekly grocery shop) so you can place your casserole dish straight into the dishwasher after serving and scraping off all food particles.
Savoury Curried Sausage Bake
• 12 thick sausages
• 2 carrots, sliced
• 1 onion, sliced
• 2/3 cup peas
• 2 cups hot water
• 1 cup milk
• pinch of salt
• 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
• 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
• 1 tablespoon white vinegar
• 2 tablespoons plain flour
• 2 teaspoons curry powder
• 2 teaspoons brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Brown sausages in a large frying pan, no need to cook through as they will continue cooking in the oven.
3. Place sausages into a large casserole dish.
4. Sprinkle carrots, onion and peas over sausages.
5. In a bowl mix together the water, milk, salt, worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, vinegar, flour, curry powder and brown sugar. Whisk well until combined.
6. Pour sauce mixture over sausages.
7. Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes.
8. Serve over rice or with mashed potato and additional vegetables.
While this is cooking in the oven take time out for yourself to have a long shower, relaxing bath, paint your nails or catch up on your latest magazine!