The Crazy Kitchen: Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Sausages

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Thursday 4 April 2013

Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Sausages

It's now month 3 of the Swallow's Recipe for Life challenge on Banger's & Mash, and this month the 3 ingredients to use in a recipe are pork, sweetcorn & tomatoes. Unfortunately I don't think I'll be rustling up any cakes with those ingredients but there are lots of tasty meals that are going around in my head.

First up (as I'm sure I'll be entering more than one recipe again) is a nice & easy one, perfect for a midweek meal for the family. It's also a great way to stretch a pack of sausages without the family realising that they're only eating just over 1 sausage each!

It seems like there's a lot of ingredients but it's far from difficult to prepare, I don't even brown the sausages usually (saves on washing up), but you can if you prefer. You may also like to add some pineapple, but I don't as my children aren't keen on it.

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Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Sausages - serves 4/5

1 large onion, chopped
1 courgette, sliced
3 small carrots, sliced
1 tsp garlic puree (or 1 clove of fresh)
1 tsp ginger puree (or 1cm of fresh, grated)
400g tinned tomatoes
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp cornflour, mixed with a little water
100g sweetcorn
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
454g pork & leek sausages, each cut into 4 pieces
1/4 empty can of water or stock

  • Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker & give it a good stir
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours (or follow your instruction manual)
  • Serve with boiled rice
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  1. What a fantastic entry for this month's Recipes for Life - and quick off the mark too! This looks absolutely delicious and couldn't be easier to rustle up in a slow cooker. Just perfect. Thanks Helen!

  2. you could make a cake - a sausagemeat and sweetcorn fritters with a tomato relish/sauce???
    anyway, i dont like sweet and sour personally, but it looks nice and its a great way of combing those ingredients x

  3. hmm, not really the cake I had in mind! Matt doesn't like sweet & sour so I don't make it too sweet & soury, if that makes sense...& far from the syrupy stuff you get from the chinese takeway! x

  4. thank is a very easy one to make & one that the whole family like too! x


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