Sausages, tinned beans and tomatoes are a classic combo for a cheap and flavoursome casserole. With its crunchy parsley topping, this version of sausage stew is super-irresistible. This is designed to be a low cost recipe.
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat . Once hot, add the sausages and cook for 6-8 minutes, turning now and again to colour evenly.
Add the onion and continue to cook for three minutes, then add the garlic and dried herbs and cook for two more minutes, stirring from time to time.
Meanwhile, for the herby crumb topping, tear the bread into small crumbs (or put into a food processor if you have one) and mix it with the finely chopped parsley.
Add the butter beans, parsley, tomatoes and chicken stock to the pan. Stir to mix everything together and season well with salt and pepper. Transfer to a medium ovenproof baking dish.
Sprinkle the herby crumbs evenly over the surface of the stew, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and bake for 25 minutes, or until the topping is crisp. Serve while hot.
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