A creamy sausage and mushroom filling served with a crunchy, buttery crumble comes to under £1 a portion.
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips
- 8 thick sausages, e.g. Cumberland
- 4tbsp sunflower oil
- 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
- 250g (8oz) button mushrooms, quartered
- 2 x 295g can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 200ml (7fl oz) milk
For the topping:
- 150g (5oz) self-raising flour
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 100g (3½ oz) butter, cubed
Want to make this for under £1 head?
Cost: £3.99 (Asda)
Items: British Cumberland sausages (8) £1, 2 x baby button mushrooms (150g) £1.72, (or 250g closed cup mushrooms 86p), 2 x Batchelors condensed cream of mushroom soup (295g) £1, onions 27p
(Prices correct at time of writing. See mysupermarket for more deals).
- Set the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6).
- Skin the sausages and cut each one into 3-4 pieces, and shape the portions into small balls.
- Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 4-5 mins, until the onion starts to soften. Add the balls of sausagemeat to the pan and cook for a further 4-5 mins, turning them occasionally until they start to brown. Add the quartered mushrooms to the pan and cook for a further 3-4 mins. Pour in the soup and milk, and stir to break down the soup as it may be very thick. Bring the mixture to a simmer and then cook for 2-3 mins.
- Meanwhile, for the topping: Tip the flour into a bowl and season it well. Rub in the butter until the mixture starts to bind together and forms a crumble texture.
- Divide the sausage and mushroom mixture between the ovenproof dishes. Scatter crumble topping over it. Put the dishes on a baking tray and place in the centre of the oven to bake for 25-30 mins, or until the topping is a light golden colour. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. (Not suitable for freezing).
Nutritional information per portion
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.