Mixing sausages, pork belly and streaky bacon with cannellini beans, this easy casserole is great for cold nights.
Serves: 6
Skill level:Easy peasy


  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 6 herby/garlic chorizo-style sausages
  • 6 chunky pieces pork belly, approximately 1kg (2¼lb)
  • 200g (7oz) smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 4 sticks celery, sliced
  • 1 level tsp paprika
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 410g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 200ml (7fl oz) hot ham or pork stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Set the oven to gas mark 4 or 180°C.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the sausages. Cook them over a medium heat for about 5-7 mins, turning them regularly until they have browned. Transfer the sausages to a casserole dish.
  3. In a frying pan, cook the pork belly for about 5-7 mins, turning it occasionally until it’s browned on all surfaces and then add it to the casserole dish.
  4. Add the bacon, onion and celery to the frying pan and cook for about 5 mins, turning mixture occasionally until the bacon starts to brown and the onion and celery have softened. Sprinkle the paprika over and cook for a further minute, then transfer mixture to the casserole dish.
  5. Add the tomatoes, beans and stock to dish and season. Stir the contents of casserole gently to mix them, then cover the dish.
  6. Place the casserole dish in the centre of the oven and cook for 1½-2 hrs, or until the pork is tender. Remove from the oven and serve immediately, with mashed potato to soak up all the juices, if you like.

Feature: Sue McMahon. Photos: Noel Murphy. Props stylist: Sue Radcliffe

Nutritional information per portion

fat 61.0g calories 834(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.