This one pan meal has it all.
If you love a big breakfast or brunch then this is the recipe for you. It has tasty sausages and bacon cooked with flavoursome beans, topped off with cheesy french toast :-). And all that cooked in just one pan which means less to clean up!
Plus, another great thing is that you can cook the sausages and beans in advance then just add the french toast and bake when you want to eat. Not that any part of this recipe takes very long to prepare, but sometimes it is nice to think that you are ahead of the game when you have guests.
I based this recipe on one that I found on the BBC Good Food website.
Ingredients – serves 4:
500g/1 lb your favourite sausages (I used turkey sausages)
150g/5 oz bacon, diced
800g/28 oz can of mixed beans (I used a five bean mix for added variety), drained and rinsed
- 400g/14 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- freshly ground black pepper, to season
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup milk
- 8 slices french stick/baguette style bread
- 1/2 cup grated cheese (I used Tasty, which is like cheddar)
- Put a large non-stick ovenproof sauté pan for which you have a lid over a medium-high heat. Add the sausages and cook, turning often, until they have browned on all sides. Remove to a plate and cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Add the bacon to the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until just starting to brown.
- Add the sausage pieces, beans, tomatoes, water, tomato paste, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and paprika to the pan and then stir to mix. Season with a little freshly ground black pepper.
- Bring the bean mixture to the boil then reduce the heat to low, cover with the lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat your oven to 200C/180C fan forced/390F.
- Place the beaten egg and milk in a large shallow dish and stir.
- Dip the french stick pieces into the egg, coating each side well. You can leave the bread in the dish to soak whilst you wait for the beans to simmer.
- Remove the beans from the heat and then arrange the eggy french stick pieces around the pan.
- Scatter a little grated cheese onto each piece of eggy french stick. Season with a little more freshly ground black pepper if desired.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bread is puffed slightly and the cheese is melted and golden.
- Remove from the oven and leave to sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the beans to cool slightly. (If you serve immediately then the beans will be red hot).
- Serve and enjoy!