Roughly two and a half years ago I posted my sausage hotpot recipe.
In case you missed it, here it is again>>>>
A/C = apple cider.
1-2 thin sausages per person
2 large onions, sliced
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 tablespoons A/C vinegar
2 beef stock cubes (I use the Massel brand)
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce (spring gully brand is gluten free)
1 large carrot, grated into shreds
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
2 tablespoons butter (I use real butter, or olive oil, but margarine is
1 1/2 ounces plain flour (about 3 tablespoons?)
1 tablespoon sugar
Brown the sausages, cut into half or one inch pieces, set aside.
In a large jug mix together the sugar, crumbled stock cubes, sauces,
a/c vinegar and hot water.
Cook onions in butter until soft, but not browned.
Blend in the flour.
Gradually stir in the jug mixture, stirring constantly to prevent
mixture becoming lumpy.
Add grated /shredded carrot.
Stir until boiling, turn down to simmer, add sausage bits.
Cover and simmer about half an hour, stirring now and again to prevent
Serve over cooked rice, (because raw rice is just a little too crunchy..)
Add a green vegetable of your choice. I like broccoli with this.
Recently, I felt like the savoury flavour of this, but had no sausages in the freezer. I did however have some chicken tenderloin strips. So I browned those, cut them up and added them to the simmering sauce. It was pretty nice. Except I probably should have used chicken stock cubes instead of beef.
Now I have some leftover chicken hotpot in the freezer and still have more chicken tenderloin strips.
I'll thaw out both, brown the chicken, then add it to the hotpot, and thicken the sauce.
Then I'll make pastry and turn the whole thing into a chicken pie. Maybe throw in some peas, then I won't have to cook an extra green vegetable.
I've made beef pies before and they've turned out well, so I see no reason for this idea to fail.
And I haven't had a chicken pie since the last frozen store bought one years ago, and that wasn't so nice.
I'll let you know how this turns out.
Feel free to copy my idea for yourselves and let me know how yours turns out.
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