Oldies but Goodies: Non Vegetarian Sausage and Tomato Pie

Once a week for the next little while I'll be posting some of my favourite blog posts from my archives. I hope you'll enjoy some of my 'oldies but goodies'!


From 9th January 2009

We have a man who comes into our bookshop to plant vegetarian propaganda. It drives me crazy

Don’t get me wrong, I respect the choices of vegetarians and vegans and I even agree with some of the points they make about meat production, but what I don’t appreciate or respect is this guy hiding propaganda in my books which says things like ‘Why Jesus would be a vegetarian’. It just makes us look like some type of cult church; we believe no such thing! GRR.

Anyway, the other day I found a Viva! ‘Reasons to go Veggie, Vegetarian Recipes’ booklet in our literature rack and instead of throwing it into the recycling muttering darkly I thought I would try some of the recipes. Last night I cooked a Sausage, Onion and Tomato Pie (using normal sausages instead of veggie) and it was delicious! 

Sausage, Onion and Tomato Pie
Serves 4

2tbsp oil
450g Sausages cut into chunks
1 Medium Onion chopped finely
2 Sticks of Celery
225g Mushrooms (I used broccoli!)
6 chopped tomatoes (I used a tin of chopped tomatos)
1 tsp dried basil
½ tsp chilli powder
50g frozen peas
Salt and Black Pepper
700g Mashed Potato


1. Fry the sausages in the oil until cooked and put aside.
2. Fry the onion and celery in the oil for 3-4 minutes.
3. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 3-4 minutes
4. Add the tomatoes and stir well.
5. Add the basil, chilli powder and season to taste.
6. Cover the mixture and simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes.
7. Add the frozen peas and sausage pieces and stir well before pouring the mixture into a deep, ovenproof dish.
8. Cover the mixture with mashed potatoes and place under the grill until the top has browned and serve immediately. If the pie has been prepared in advance and has cooled down, cook at 190ºC/375ºF/Gas 5 for about half an hour until the mashed potato has browned.

Thanks Vegetarian Man!

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