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5 Reasons To Try Our Bonfire Night Recipe

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By Jenny Brown

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Autumn is here! The nights are drawing in, the leaves have turned beautiful shades of red and gold and the weather has turned cooler (then brilliantly warm, then rainy, then back to chilly! It is the UK after all).  With woolly jumpers and wellies being uncovered from the back of our wardrobes what we crave for dinner has begun to change too. Say farewell to crunchy fresh salads of summer what we want are warming hearty soups and stews simmered on the stovetop or roasted dinners from the oven filling the whole kitchen with warmth and delicious aromas.

With Bonfire Night celebrations starting over the next couple of days we have created the perfect solution for the satisfying that change of season change of appetite with a healthy dollop of nostalgia thrown in too.  Introducing our Bonfire Night Baked Potato and Sausage Stew. Although this recipe has been made especially for Bonfire Night it really is perfect for any night that you fancy something delicious and comforting (fireworks and sparklers optional). Here are 5 reasons to give it a try…

Mother And Son Making Bonfire Night Recipe

Nothing beats homemade

There are certain foods we’re just so used to buying ready made that you don’t normally think to make them from scratch. Beans with sausages is definitely on that list but it’s surprisingly simple to make at home and the homemade version is always more mouthwatering and flavourful.

Learn a new cooking hack!

We are so excited to be able to introduce Marmite into our recipes for the first time! Whether you are lovers or haters of this iconic brown spread (and here in the Gousto kitchen we fall firmly into the former with several jars of the stuff dotted around) the addition of just a teaspoon adds a rich depth of flavour to the stew without hours of cooking, making it a great kitchen hack and one we are looking forward to using more in the future.

Super easy

We have provided you with all the ingredients to recreate this trip down memory lane in your own kitchen.  Just fry off sausages, add some onion and carrot and you’re halfway there to making this classic dish (and packing in 2 of your 5 a day at the same time!).

Taking extra time to bake potatoes is so worth it, as the result is a soft fluffy inside with a crispy skin. You’ll load them up with this easy-to-make sausage and bean stew and top with grated cheese. This hearty comfort food is a Bonfire Night classic, perfect for a cosy autumn night!

We’ve cracked the secret to the perfect baked potato

This dish boasts another Gousto first, our first baked potato! And after trialling several different methods to get the perfect baked potato we have settled on the best way to get it right every time (rubbing the potato with salt to get the perfect skin!).  Baked potatoes are one of our favourite cold weather dinners as they warm you from the inside and keep you full all evening.

Packed full of goodness

Although they often get a bad rep, humble potatoes are natural, low fat and nutrient packed. They’re a great source of fibre, helping with digestion and keeping you fuller for longer, plus they’re full of vitamin C, an antioxidant, essential for healing and keeping our immune systems healthy, as well as containing vitamin B6, iron and potassium.

Make sure to eat the skins to get the most benefit (our method should get them nice and crispy so you won’t be able to resist!) Combining potatoes with this hearty stew makes for a great source of slow release energy, plus it’s packed with 3 of your 5 a day!

Remember, remember to order this delicious recipe before it leaves the menu! Click here to add to your box this week.

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