This sausage and vegetable ragu is one to satisfy the meat eaters in my family whilst being frugal and delicious. It is full of a rainbow of different coloured mediterranean vegetables, so is healthy as well. I used Aldi pork sausages, which are very cheap, but can be a bit fatty, so it is important to grill rather than fry them. It could easily be made with vegetarian sausages.
Shoestring Sausage and Vegetable Ragu
1 red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
Half an aubergine, diced
1 courgette, diced
6 pork sausages
Tbsp tomato purée
100 vegetable stock or water
Pinch of chilli flakes
First grill your sausages. Whilst they are cooking, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan and add all the vegetables. Fry gently for about 5 minutes until softened. Add the passata, tomato purée, chilli flakes, stock and seasoning. Simmer gently and add the sausages, chopped into three or four pieces. Cook for 10 minutes. Cook the pasta in a large pan of water, drain and mix with the ragu. Serve straight away.
I am looking forward to grabbing a bowl of this sausage and vegetable ragu before I shoot off to yoga tonight. An easy supper!
For more of my favourite frugal recipes, see here.