This is a great meal to do when you have a large number to feed, or simply don't have the time to cook, just chuck everything in a tray and you will have a lovely heart  warming meal.

It is adapted from Delia's sausage, thyme and apple bake.  The sausages she uses are pork andthen she compliments it with thyme and apple.  I don't eat pork so have often made it with beef or lamb sausages.  And used rosemary, but i still use the apple. And this time I also  added chunks of carrot, I don't usually, but it actually tasted great.

This recipe serves  3-4 people I usually double it.



1 Tbl Olive oil
500g New potatoes thickly sliced (I leave the skin on)
2 Tbls Onion Marmalade
2Red apples (whatever is in season - peeled, cored and cut into wedges)
2 Tblchopped thyme and /or rosemary
500g Lamb or Beef sausages
2-3 carrots peeled and cut into 3-4 cm chunks (optional)
300ml Chicken/Vegetable  stock

1. Pre heat the oven to180c.  Heat the oil in frying pan and cook the potatoes over a high heat for 2-3 min until they start to brown.

2. Transfer to a roasting pan and stir though the onion marmalade, add the apples and carrots  with the chopped herbs and plenty of seasoning.

3. Tuck in the sausages in amongst the potatoes and apples and then pour over the stock to almost cover.  Bake for 50-60 min until everything is cooked through. Serve with your choice of vegetables.


Until next time,