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Curtis Stone's sausage and chickpea bake

Curtis Stone's  sausage and chickpea bake
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Ingredients

  • 3 slices Coles Smart Buy white bread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Coles Finest bred free range apple and cider pork sausages, casings removed, meat broken into large pieces
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3/4cm pieces
  • 1 tsp Coles Brand smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Coles Brand dried chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 400g can Russo chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups Campbell’s chicken stock

Preparation method

Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced).

Place bread in a food processor and pulse into large crumbs. Transfer to a baking tray and toast in oven for 10 minutes or until pale golden brown.

Place large heavy based saucepan over high heat and add oil. Once hot, brown sausage meat, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Add onion and carrots and cook for 5 minutes.

Add paprika and chilli flakes and cook for 1 minute.

Add garlic, thyme, chickpeas and two thirds of the breadcrumbs and stir to coat in spices.

Add stock and simmer for 7-8 minutes until stock reduces by about a third.

Pour mixture into a 2 litre ovenproof dish and cook for 25 minutes. Scatter remaining bread crumbs over mixture and cook for another 10 minutes until crumbs are golden. Stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Watch Curtis cooks fettuccini with chicken meatballs

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