I'm going through a thing at the moment where I like to know what's in my food.
I've had my fair share of "dodgy" food and quite frankly it makes me shudder when I think what it's made up of.
Certainly i'm not a purist by any means when it comes to food but more and more i'm starting to go back to basics and either eat simply or make my own.
I've started making my own sausages, it doesn't take a huge amount of time and they don't even have to go into casings if you're looking for variety.
So far i've stayed close to my English roots and have only been making plain and simple breakfast pork sausages but boy do they ever taste good.
I think they taste even better when you know exactly what's in them.
So, this recipe is a simple one for Bangers and Beans.
We've had a busy time of it recently and haven't had a huge amount of time to make our own food so I made a stash of this to see us through a few nights.
It's easy to make and if you don't have to make your own sausages!
You can make this dish as hard or simple as you want.
I used canned beans but you can cook your own from dried.
You can make these as spicy as you like. I just used a pinch of cayenne but the recipe could easily take more.
I used a pre-made tomato sauce that I had in the freezer but you can make fresh or use one from a jar.
I also used my own sausages but go to the local butchers and find out what they've got going on sausage wise, they always taste great.
I served mine with vegetables but the Bangers and Beans are a dish in themselves so it's up to you how you eat them.
This is a great "make-ahead" meal that can sit in the fridge for a few days or keep in the freezer until you want to use it.
It's also great camping food for those looking for the "Blazing Saddles" experience!