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Slow Cooker sausage stew

I bunged this together last night, left it to cook all day and had to share it with you tonight as it was delish and oh so easy.  It is getting cold here now and it is dark by the time I get home so all I had to do was mash the swede, serve and eat.  Easy!

Place all of the following into your crock pot (you can do this the night before to save time and put it into the fridge overnight)

  • 6 beef sausages
    2 carrots chopped into chunks (I didn’t bother to peel mine)
    1 cup frozen green beans
    1 cup water into which you have mixed 2 teaspoons homemade stock powder *
    a handful of fresh spinach, roughly chopped (stalks and all)

Cook on low for at least 8 hours.  By the time I got home mine had been on for nearly 11 hours and was all soft and melt in the mouth delicious.  I mixed in 1 teaspoon of flour to thicken up the sauce and served it with mashed swede.

There was enough for 2 dinners, 1 lunch for me on Friday (i’m really looking forward to that!) and the rest I made into a pie with the left over mash as a topping and popped that into the freezer for another time.  So for very little effort and cost I managed to get 3 meals which also makes it great value.  You could add any veges you had on hand and chickpeas or kidney beans would also work well in this recipe.

  • * This stock is well worth making as it is delicious.  I sprinkled it over pumpkin chunks before roasting the other night and they were yum!  I only used half of the salt called for in the recipe and next time I make it I will use less as it turned out a bit salty for my liking but otherwise all good!
  • Apologies for the rubbish photo, I was desperate to get it in my gob!

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