Easy Sausage & Bean Hotpot Recipe

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This sausage and bean hotpot recipe is the ultimate comfort food dish.

Also known as a ‘cowboy hotpot’ this recipe makes for a cheaper and quicker version of the classic Lancashire hotpot.

Using sausages and some basic tinned ingredients, this recipe will take around an hour and feed 4-6 people.


To make 4 servings

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6-8 sausages
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tins baked beansOr other beans in tomato sauce
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tin sweetcorn, drainedCould swap for other tinned veg, e.g. peas
  • 1 tin green beans, drainedOr fresh
  • 1 teaspoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt, pepper and other seasoning to tasteE.g. a pinch of brown sugar or a splash of Worcestershire sauce

How to make easy ‘cowboy’ sausage and bean hotpot:

  1. Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.
  2. Cook the sausages in the pan for around 10 minutes until sausages are browned all over. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the now empty pan add the chopped onion an cook for a few minutes until translucent.
  4. Add in the paprika and stir for 30 seconds.
  5. Add in the peppers and fry until softened – about 4-5 minutes.
  6. Stir through the tomato purée for 30 seconds.
  7. Add in the tins of beans, green beans and sweetcorn.
  8. Cut up the sausages into bite-size pieces and add them back to the pan.
  9. Mix well and season. You could add a pinch of brown sugar, a splash of Worcestershire sauce, or even some Marmite. Allow to simmer.
  10. Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees. Peel and cut up the potatoes into thin slices.
  11. Spoon the sausage & bean mixture into a large baking dish and top with the sliced potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and brush or spray with a little oil, or melted butter.
  12. Bake until the potatoes are golden and crispy – around 30-40 minutes.