Sausage and Red Pepper Hotpot

Sausage and Red Pepper Hotpot

Sausage and Red Pepper Hotpot

Recipe by Mary BerryCourse: Main CourseCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy


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A heartwarming and fulfilling dish of sausages and vegetables make up this delicious meal straight out of the repertoire of Mary Berry

What You Will Need
large flameproof casserole dish with a lid or large frying pan and lid


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 8 spicy pork sausages

  • 4 rashers smoked bacon finely chopped

  • 1 onion sliced

  • 1 red pepper seeds removed and cut into large chunks

  • 1 large carrot peeled and diced

  • 1 garlic clove crushed

  • 300 ml chicken/vegetable stock

  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato purée

  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs

  • 250 g baby new potatoes skin on, thickly sliced

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan or casserole dish over a high heat.
  • Add the sausages and fry until browned all over.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the bacon to the pan and fry for a few minutes until crisp; remove and set aside with the sausages.
  • Add the onion, red pepper, carrot and garlic and fry for 5 minutes over a high heat.
  • Add the stock, tomatoes, tomato purée and thyme and bring to the boil, scraping around the bottom of the pan to release the sediment from frying the sausages and bacon
  • Add the potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Return the bacon and sausages to the pan, cover and simmer over a gentle heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and simmer for another 10 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced a little and the vegetables are tender.
  • Serve with your favourite green vegetables and enjoy

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This recipe is taken from Mary Berrys Bestselling Cookbook “Simple Comforts”

Mary Berry simple comforts