Slow Cooker Devilled Sausages

SERVES 6 | PREP 5 Mins | COOK 6 Hours

My 4-year-old babe is a sausage LOVER! He'll turn his nose up at pulled pork or a drumstick, but a sausage? Never! So in my quest to make things easier for myself I tried a few slow cooker sausage dishes. I did curried sausages and they were a flop and then I remembered the devilled sausages dish my mumma would make when I was younger. So I had a few go's at that and came up with this gem. It is SO rich and tasty, I reckon it would be just as yummy with gravy steak and baked in to a pie too. Oh and if you're wondering which sausages to buy? I have tried a bunch and the only 'crap-free sausages' I've found that aren't dry or have grissly hard bits are The Free Range Butcher ones in Sydney. Their preservative & additive free variety is the one I buy. You can buy them from a stack of markets around Sydney or have them delivered fresh to your door. They're SO GOOD!

Ingredients

  • 3 medium onions, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1kg thick beef sausages
  • 1 cup of broth
  • 100g tomato paste
  • 100g roasted red peppers
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 1 large apple, peeled and diced
  • 2 heaped tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 heaped tbsp seeded mustard
  • 2 tspn tamari
  • 1 tspn smoked paprika
  • 1 tspn dried thyme
  • TO SERVE
  • 1 handful green beans
  • 1 broccoli, chopped in to florets

Method

  • Step 1
  • Fry off your onions and garlic in a pan until they've developed some great colour. Meanwhile, get chopping the carrots and apple and pop that in the slow cooker with all the sauce ingredients.
  • Step 2
  • Stir the onion mixture through the sauce items in the slow cooker and then pop the sausages on top. Give them a gentle stir and pop the lid on to cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Step 3
  • When the sausages are cooked, cut them in to 1/4's and then add the green beans and broccoli to the slow cooker. Pop the chopped sausages back in, give it a stir and enjoy with any side you like.
  • Serving Suggestion
  • I like to serve mine with cauliflower mash and my kids who aren't mash fans (I know, crazy right?) eat it as is, or with steamed frozen peas.
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Stacey Clare's Nutritional Tip

  • I keep my sausages whole as I am often trying to have my slow cooker cook for as along as it can so I can get to work. But if you want to speed things up, chop the sausages into 1/4's and they'll only take 2-hours on high to cook through.

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