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10 winter-warmer sausage recipes

PUBLISHED: 11:06 18 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:38 18 January 2016

Broad Oak Farm's  award-winning sausages and burgers

Broad Oak Farm's award-winning sausages and burgers


When the weather is cold and miserable outside we often turn to comfort food to keep us warm and get us through the winter. Here are 10 recipes from the award-winning butchers Broad Oak Farm in Bishop’s Stortford

Christopher, Reg and Roger SimonsChristopher, Reg and Roger Simons

As well as award-winning sausages Broad Oak Farm also produce a range of hams and pork legs and pork and beef burgers.

“Our sausages are unique due to the number of years of expertise combined with modern processing equipment,” says present owner Christopher Simons. “Obviously the raw ingredients are very important to us. We buy from a number of Red Tractor approved farms, mainly in Suffolk and Norfolk. RSPCA Freedom Food work closely with the farmers, so we order those ingredients on that basis. Most of our relationships with the suppliers are long established so we have built up a level of trust over the years.”

1 Zoe’s Spicy Sausage Pasta

Spicy sausage pastaSpicy sausage pasta

This recipe comes from one of Broad Oak Farm’s own customers, and uses chilli sausages to add a hint of spice and heat. If, however, you are not a fan of spicy food you could easily substitute the chilli sausages for one of Broad Oak Farm’s other flavours.

2 Sausage and Bean Soup

Sausage and Bean SoupSausage and Bean Soup

There’s nothing more satisfying on a cold winter’s day than a nice hot bowl of soup to warm you up. For this recipe we recommend Broad Oak Farm’s Pork and Apple Sausages, or Pork and Caramelised Red Onion Sausages, which will complement the other flavours in the dish, although any of Broad Oak’s range would work well.

3 Bonfire Night Sausage Hot Pot

Bonfire Night Sausage Hot PotBonfire Night Sausage Hot Pot

If you’re looking for something a bit more hearty and substantial, then you can’t go wrong with this delicious sausage hot pot. The recipe suggests it should be eaten on bonfire night, but we think it will keep you going right through the winter. Again, you can use your favourite flavour of sausage from Broad Oak Farm’s range.

4 Sausage and Leek Casserole with Chive Mash 

Sausage and Leek Casserole with Chive MashSausage and Leek Casserole with Chive Mash

There is nothing more comforting than a casserole when the weather is miserable outside, plus there’s hardly any washing up to do, since everything is cooked in the one pot. The first sausage casserole recipe uses Broad Oak’s Lincolnshire sausages as the herby flavour of the sausage complements the sage used in the dish, and the second one uses Broad Oak’s Pork and Leek sausages.

5. Sausage, Shallot and Lentil Casserole

Sausage, Shallot and Lentil CasseroleSausage, Shallot and Lentil Casserole

Another hearty casserole recipe that will warm your cockles on a winter day. With healthy lentils, shallots, red wine and, of course, tasty sausages it will keep every member of the family happy and warm.

6. Bacon Sausage and Prune Rolls with Fig and Nut Dip Canapés

Bacon Sausage and Prune Rolls with Fig and Nut DipBacon Sausage and Prune Rolls with Fig and Nut Dip

Why not impress your guests during the festive season with these delicious sausage-based canapés? These would be ideal for any Christmas or New Year party, or you can even prepare a batch in advance and pop in the freezer, so you’ll always have something to hand when friends show up unannounced.

7. Sausage and Apple Filo Rolls

Sausage and Apple Filo RollsSausage and Apple Filo Rolls

Sausage rolls make a great, quick, snack on blustery days and are just a bit more filling than a sandwhich. With mustard one of the ingredients these will help kep you warm on the coldest of days. Choose spicy sausages for even more heat.

8. Sausage, Pancetta and Sprout Kebabs

A fun way to get your children to eat their sprouts, by putting them on a kebab with tasty sausages and pancetta. These, kebabs, which use up left-overs from the Christmas dinner, rmake a great festive snack and a change to the endless turkey sandwiches.

9. Sausage and Chestnut Stuffing

Broad Oak farm produce a Pork and Cranberry sausage, which is only available for a few months during the winter. Add it to your stuffing, to bring an extra festive dimension to your Christmas dinner.

10. Escalope of Turkey Ballotine

Add sausage meat to a turkey escallope, along with some thyme and root vegetables, for a festive turkey dish with a difference.

Broad Oak FarmBroad Oak Farm

Broad Oak Farm sausages are available in the following stores throughout Essex and the Home Counties: Asda, Budgens, Chelmsford Star Co-Op and Tesco

For more information or to order direct, visit

About Broad Oak Farm

Broad Oak Farm in Bishop’s Stortford have been producing sausages since 1927, and have been a family business for three generations. Current owner Christopher inherited the business from his father, Roger, in 2009, and prior to that the business was run by grandfather, Reg.

Broad Oak Farm Sausage Company , Carters Barn, Cage End, Hatfield Broak Oak, Essex, CM22 7LQ 
Email: Phone: 01279 718316


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