by Karen Swan
No energy to cook but hungry mouths to feed?
If you’ve got some beans in the pantry and a packet of snags in the fridge, you’re all set.
I use a pork & fennel sausage in my casserole, but any variety will do. This meal is about getting something nourishing on the table with the minimum amount of effort!
(serves 4 but very easily ‘big batched’ for a MamaBake session!)
1 tablespoon olive oil
250g pork sausages – cut into bite sized pieces.
1 onion – finely diced
2 garlic cloves – finely diced
1 x 400g tin tomates
1 x 420g tin butter beans
1 bunch spinach – de-stalked and chopped.
Salt & Pepper
Drain the beans and place in a baking dish.
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees
Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and onion.
Saute for a few minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
Add the sausages and cook until the sausages brown a little.
Pour over the tomatoes and sprinkle with parsley.
Season as needed.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Pour over the beans and cook, uncovered for around 45 minutes.
Towards the end of the cooking, mix through the shredded spinach, cover your dish and cook for a further 5 to 10 minutes or until the spinach wilts.
Serve as is, or with some rice.
What’s your go-to “I have no energy to cook” evening meal?