Vegan Sausage Casserole

  • 675g potatoes – peeled and cubed
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion – peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – peeled and chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 cooking apple – cubed
  • 450g carrots – peeled and sliced
  • 1 packet vegan sausages (e.g. VBites or Fry’s)
  • 275g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • salt and pepper

Method

  1. Put potatoes in a pan full of water and boil for 5 minutes. (They need to be still quite firm). Keep to one side.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onions for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, bay leaf and thyme and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots, apple and sausages and fry gently.
  4. Add the tomatoes, stock and tomato puree. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the potatoes and simmer gently for a further 10 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve as it is, or with crusty bread.