Hello all! I haven't posted a vegetarian post for a week - we have had intermittent internet access at home and so I haven't been able to blog this recipe which I have been hanging on to for a week or so. Isn't it funny that we rely on the internet so much these days - I have been getting withdrawal symptoms from not being able to post!
So to start the week, I am featuring a Sticky, Sweet Vegetarian Sausage Stew. When I cooked this recipe, the weather was cold and snowy, and it was a real winter warmer. However as the weather is slowly starting to improve, this hearty dish is still a fabulous meal to place on the table for the family to eat together. I love one pot or one dish cooking which the family can share out together, and this recipe certainly hits the spot.
I cooked my Sticky Sweet Vegetarian Sausage Stew twice - once on the hob and once in the slow cooker. Although the dish tasted delicious cooked on the hob, I much preferred the ingredients cooked in the slow cooker. The flavours fused together so well and the fact that they had so long to cook really bought out the sweetness of the dish, which I absolutely love, juxtaposed with the savoury ingredients in the recipe. The name - Sticky Sweet Vegetarian Sausage Stew may sound a bit too sugary if you don't have a sweet tooth, but the rest of the flavours give a really good balance to the dish. I recommend giving the recipe a go and then let me know what you think!
Sticky Sweet Vegetarian Sausage Stew
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 medium Onions, chopped
8 Quorn Vegetarian Sausages
2 Carrots, chopped
2 Parsnips, chopped
2 eating Apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 x 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
1 Vegetable Stock Cube, crumbled
200ml Hot Water
2 tbsp Tomato Puree
2 tbsp Honey
1tsp Chilli Powder
1tsp Mustard Seeds
Salt and Pepper to taste
We served ours with Cheese and Chive Bread.
You can also cook this recipe in the slow cooker:
Slow Cooked Version
You can also freeze this once cooked.
I am entering this recipe into Family Friendly Friday's, over at Fabulicious Food