This Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole recipe is packed with flavour. With crispy chorizo and sweet peppers, it’s a delicious midweek dinner. Shhh don’t tell anyone about the secret shortcut!
Hello autumn! And welcome back bonfires and woolly sweaters and casseroles my old friends. I love a slow cooker recipe, but they can be a bit.. Meh? My solution is always to be sure to add LOTS of flavour before the cooking even starts. Also JUST the right amount of liquid so they aren’t watery.
This Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole (after much trial and error) is SO GOOD on both counts.
Smoky chorizo, wholesome beans and a thick, rich tomato sauce. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Why you’ll love this recipe
⭐️ Packed with rich flavour
⭐️ Includes lots of hidden veg
⭐️ Secret shortcut of using baked beans!
WHAT TO SERVE WITH THE SLOW COOKER SAUSAGE CASSEROLE
- Baked potatoes
- Potato wedges
- Cous cous
- Add sliced chillis or chilli sauce
- Mashed potatoes
What you’ll need
- Sausages – I leave them whole but you could chop up if you like
- Onion – I use pre-chopped frozen onions for speed, but you can use fresh
- Garlic – Same as above
- Tinned chopped tomatoes
- Baked beans
- Tomato puree
- Sweet smoked paprika – Be careful not to use HOT. The outcome will be very different if you don’t!
- Beef stock cube
- Peppers – Red and yellow
- Beans – If you’re in the USA or you just don’t have baked beans, just substitute 2 cans of any other cooked bean and add 4 tbsp of extra tomato paste.
In the fridge You can keep this recipe in the fridge for 3 days. Reheat fully before serving.
In the freezer This recipe freezes well. Just wait until it’s totally cold and then put into a freezer proof container and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost thoroughly before reheating.
I like to use sausages with a high meat content (97% if you can get it) without too many other flavourings as there’s already a lot in the sauce. If you use smaller sausages like chipolata sausages, just reduce the cooking time slightly.
The consistency of the peppers will depend on how you add them. If you don’t mind them soft, add them at the start with everything. If you like them firmer, add them to the slow cooker about an hour before it’s ready. If you’re not around to do this, you could chop and microwave them, covered, for 4 minutes, then add them into the casserole (or alternatively, quickly fry them).
Sure. Cook at 160C for about an 1 hour or until the sausages is soft and tender.
I love this one (available to buy on Amazon) as it has a pan that you can use on the hob to brown your meats first and then transfer straight into the cooker. It’s very lightweight too.
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Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole with Chorizo and Beans
- 8 Sausages
- 100 g Chorizo Cut into large chunks.
- 1 Large onion See notes.
- 3 Cloves of garlic See notes.
- 3 Sticks of celery
- 400 g Tinned chopped tomatoes
- 2 Cans Baked beans (2 x 415g tins)
- 2 tbsp Tomato puree
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 2 tsp Sweet smoked paprika See notes.
- 1 Beef stock cube
- 1 Red pepper See notes.
- 1 Yellow pepper See notes.
- Pan fry the sausages and chorizo until browned all over. (If your slow cooker pan is the type that can be used on the hob too, you can do this in the pan.)
- Add all of the other ingredients into the slow cooker, give it a good stir and put on the lid.
- Cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
- Stir everything well and serve.
- Add them with all of the other ingredients before cooking, if you don’t mind them very soft, no probs!
- Add them to the slow cooker about an hour before the stew is due to be cooked, they will be just nicely soft – BUT this isn’t always possible if you’re not at home right?
- Here’s what I do sometimes: When the stew is ready, I pop the chopped peppers into a covered bowl and microwave them for 4 minutes before adding to the stew before serving (you could also quickly fry them if you don’t have a microwave).
Beautiful! Cooked the SLOW COOKER SAUSAGE CASSEROLE WITH CHORIZO & BEANS for the first time today and it’s such a hit!
Perfect comfort food for a rainy Autumn day!
Thank you! I love all of your recipes! X
Sarah Barnes says
Ahhh si glad it was a winner!
Quick and easy, loved by the whole family.
Will be a regular week night meal.
Sarah Barnes says
Yay! So happy you liked it.
Do you chop the saussages or leave them whole?
Sarah Barnes says
I left them whole as I don’t like it when the skins peel off! But you could chop them if you prefer. If you watch the video you can see how I do it. Enjoy!
Loved this recipe! So easy and tasty. Thank you!
Amazing recipe. Thankyou.
So good!! This meal was amazing 🤩
Sarah Barnes says
So glad you liked it Helen!
Fabulous recipe. Love your page. 😊
I used red kidney beans, so good
Super delicious and easy to make!
This casserole was spot on, easy to prep, simple ingredients and very tasty with lots of flavour…. you just want to keep eating it! Made it last week and making again today, so looks like our new sausage casserole go to from now on – thank you 😋👍🏻👏🏼👏🏼
Very easy to prepare and such an amazing meal. Definitely will be my family regular meal, btw my son love it.
Made this last night and we LOVED it. Have already recommended it to a friend and I’m excited for the 2 leftover portions we have in the freezer!
Absolutely blumming delicious! Definitely a 10/10 would recommend! I think even my fussy eater is going to love this one. Thank you so much Sarah for the recipe.
So easy and so delicious! We had it with mashed turnip for an extra veggie hit. Enjoyed by all the family (even the fussy little one!). Will definitely make again soon. Thank you Sarah for another fab recipe!
Made this for my family and it was a massive hit! 2-12yrs and all loved it! Served it on top of pasta! Lovely!
Made this yesterday for the family. Everyone from the 1 year old to the 41 year old loved it!! Quick easy prep for a great hearty family meal. This is definitely a new favourite in our house.
Made this for when we finished work tonight, had a senior moment & forgot all about the chorizo but it was still lovely & tasty will definitely be making it again and hopefully will remember to add the chorizo 😊
Loved this recipe. We happened to have pork & chorizo sausages in the freezer so they went into our version. Had it with mashed potato one night and rice tonight and both were a winner. We used low salt stock to make it suitable for my 7month old son and he hoovered up his portion (minus sausages) with a big grin! Perfect family food. Thank you xx
My two boys are really fussy and often don’t like it when I try new recipes but they loved this 😊. Thank you!
Very easy to make & thoroughly enjoyed it. Used paprika as couldn’t find sweet smoked paprika, 1 tin of baked beans & a tin of kidney beans. Cooked the sausages whole but sliced them up before serving as they didn’t look nice whole. Will make again as very tasty.😁👍
Oh my word. Put this in the slow cooker today and had this evening. Wow. Winter warning food at its best but there’s only me so I halved the amounts and I’ve still got leftovers to freezer. Very tasty and will be making again. Win win.
Oh my word. Put this in the slow cooker today and had this evening. Wow. Winter warning food at its best but there’s only me so I halved the amounts and I’ve still got leftovers to freeze. Very tasty and will be making again. Win win.
Just made this – one of the best meals I’ve ever made/had 😀
Delicious! Made this with a load of cocktail sausages I had picked up cheap. Great flavour. Served with potato wedges for tea and then served leftovers with melba toast as a lunch. Love how your recipes are so simple to put together but are full of flavour. Thank you.
What can i use instead of sweet paprika? and what other veg alternative than leeks
Loved this dish
Amy Smith says
My not very adventurous two year just inhaled this! I could cry watching how much he was enjoying it, as we were eating exactly the same! Served with cheesy garlic flatbread – easy and delicious!
Made this tonight without the celery and it was so good!!! I put the peppers in at the beginning. Was so tasty!!