Pork & Apple Sausage Tray Bake
Now that we’ve said farewell to summer, we can welcome back the comfort food! Tray bakes are just perfect for this time of year, plus they require minimal washing up. That means more time for putting your feet up with a glass of vino – win, win! Sausages are always a great option for tray bakes, as they don’t require long in the oven and have bags of flavor. Here at Lobbs we sell a great range of sausages – all handmade in our butchery!
For this recipe, we’ve used our delicious Pork & Apple sausages. They marry perfectly with the rest of the flavours in the dish. It’s a very quick and easy recipe – ideal for when you get in from a busy day at work.
Serves 2 (3 if serving with potatoes).
5 – 6 Lobbs pork & apple sausages (5 if just serving for 2).
3/4 pack of puy lentils
1 large green pepper. sliced in to chunks
3 apples (or 4 small), sliced in to chunks
1/2 jar of apple sauce
4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 sprigs rosemary
2 sprigs thyme
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 slices of lemon
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 onion, diced
3 tbsp olive oil or rapeseed oil
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees.
Put the onion, crushed garlic cloves, pepper & the apple in to a large baking tray.
Place the sprigs of herbs & sliced lemon on top.
Add a sprinkle of cracked black pepper.
Drizzle over 1 tbsp of the olive oil, Worcestershire sauce & lemon juice. Mix all of the ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
Now place the sausages on top (make sure they’re not covered by any of the veg/apple). Drizzle over another 2 tbsp of olive oil.
Dollop spoonfuls of the apple sauce in-between the sausages.
Cook in the oven for 45 mins. Keep turning the sausages every 10 – 15 mins. When there is 10 mins remaining, sprinkle over the puy lentils (try to avoid covering the sausages). Stir the lentils in with the veg.
If the sausages still appear undercooked at the end of the cooking time – finish for a few mins under the grill. Just be cautious of burning the apple.
Serve with gravy.
Delicious on it’s own, but great with roast potatoes or mash too!