Sausage & Potato Goulash


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Apples for Jam

Apples for Jam

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2010

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This is a great, quick, tasty, meal-in-one that will serve quite a few people or leave you with enough leftovers for the next day. Adults can serve theirs with a twist of pepper. This can be completely prepared in advance and just warmed up to serve. It’s important to use good-quality sausages — Italian sausages are also good.


  • 750 g(1 lb10 oz) good-quality sausages
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 30 g(1 oz) butter
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1–2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 kg(2 lb4 oz) potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 250 g(9 oz) tinned diced tomatoes
  • a piece of cassia bark or ½ cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


Slice the sausages into rounds about 1 cm(½ inch) thick. Heat the oil and butter in a large heavy-based pan (cast iron is good) and sauté the onion for a couple of minutes over medium heat. Stir in the paprika, cook for 30 seconds or so and then add the sausages. Continue cooking, stirring fairly often, until the sausages turn golden in places. Add the potatoes, tomatoes, cassia and bay leaf and 500 ml(17 fl oz/2 cups) of hot water. Season with salt and bring to the boil.

Lower the heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until the potatoes are softened and the soup is thick and stewy. Stir with a wooden spoon from time to time and shuffle the bits at the bottom to make sure they don’t stick. If the potatoes are not quite done after that time, take the pot off the heat and leave it with the lid on for the potatoes to continue steaming. Mix the parsley through and serve hot, or even at room temperature.