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A creamy sausage and mushroom filling served with a crunchy, buttery crumble comes to under £1 a portion.
Serves: 4
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips

 

Ingredients

 

    • 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).

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Method

 

 

    1. Set the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6).

 

    1. Skin the sausages and cut each one into 3-4 pieces, and shape the portions into small balls.

 

    1. 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.

 

    1. 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.

 

    1. 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

 

 

fat 65.0g saturates 25.0g calories 845(kcal)

 

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.