I made this stew for the second time the other day, after the first one was so delightful a few weeks ago. It's perfect because it's so simple to make and it is relatively cheap. It only takes about an hour to cook, but I do tend to leave it on a bit longer for all the flavours to develop.
Sausage, Leek and Cider Stew
Serves 4, Prep 15 minutes, Cook 1-3 hours
You will need:
8 pork sausages
300-440ml dry cider
1 large or 2 medium onions, roughly chopped
2 leeks, chopped
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp mustard (or mustard powder)
1 tsp cumin seeds
Salt and pepper
Handful fresh parsley (optional)
2. Pour the cider into the pan, using it to scrape off any bits of meat from the bottom. Add to the dish with the sausages.
3. Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan and fry the leeks and onions gently until softened.
4. Transfer the cider and sausages to the pan, add the flour and seasonings.
5. Cook on a low heat on the hob, or with the lid on in the oven at 140 degrees Centigrade, for about an hour (or longer if preferred).
6. Add the chopped parsley (if using) and serve with a dollop of mashed potatoes and perhaps some leftover roast dinner sides!
What's your favourite winter warmer? Do you use a normal casserole dish/pan or do you use a slow cooker? This was very easy to do on the hob, but I really want a slow cooker!