Sausages with Chickpea Mash & Braised Red Cabbage Recipe


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Total Time: 45 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 30 min Serves: 4 Difficulty: Easy

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  • Reduced fat pork sausages, grilled: 8 medium
  • Calorie controlled cooking spray: 4 spray(s)
  • Cabbage: 400 g, red cabbage, shredded
  • Vinegar, All Types: 2 tablespoons, red wine vinegar
  • Redcurrant Jelly: 1 tablespoons
  • Cloves, Whole or Ground: 4 individual
  • Shallots: 2 medium, finely diced
  • Garlic: 2 clove(s), crushed
  • Rosemary, Fresh: 2 sprig(s), leaves picked and chopped
  • Chick Peas, cooked: 2 can(s), large, drained, drained and rinsed
  • Chicken stock cube(s): ¼ cube(s), to make 150ml stock
  • Half Fat Crème Frâiche: 1 tablespoons, level
  • Parsley, fresh: 1 tablespoons, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Cook the sausages in the oven for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, mist a large pan with cooking spray, add the cabbage, vinegar, jelly, cloves and a little water. Season. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, adding more water if needed.
  3. Meanwhile, mist a pan with cooking spray and fry the shallots, garlic and rosemary for 10 minutes. Add the chickpeas and stock and cook for 2 minutes. Season, then mash and stir through the crème fraîche and parsley. Serve with the sausages and cabbage.