Sausage, bean & bacon bake

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Feed a crowd with this all-in-one brunch dish with homemade baked beans, chipolatas, bacon and fried eggs

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:55 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 524
  • fat 30g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 31g
  • sugars 14g
  • fibre 10g
  • protein 31g
  • salt 2.3g


  • 12 chipolatas
  • 200g pack smoked dry-cured bacon lardons
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 680g bottle passata
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 100g brown sauce
  • 3 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 eggs
  • piles of hot buttered toast, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Toss the chipolatas, bacon lardons and 1 tbsp of the oil together in a large roasting tin. Roast for 20-30 mins until everything is turning brown and crisp – you may want to tip off any liquid and stir it halfway. Use a fish slice to scrape up any stuck bits.

  2. Whisk together the passata, paprika, tomato purée, sugar, brown sauce, 250ml water, a little salt and lots of pepper. Stir into the tin with the beans. Can be made 1 day ahead – cool first, tip into a plastic container, then chill.

  3. Put the tin back in the oven and bake for another 20 mins until thickened and bubbling (add another 10 mins if cooking from chilled).

  4. Turn off the oven but leave the tin in to keep warm while you fry the eggs. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan, crack in the eggs and fry them to your liking. Serve the fried eggs with the sausage bake and plenty of hot buttered toast.

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