Sunday night tea at our house when we were growing up was always a very casual meal. Combining sausages, bacon, noodles and tomato was a dish Mum often made. This a slightly more fancy version with butter beans, kidney beans and green capsicum or zucchini, but it’s still an easy dish with ingredients you have in the cupboard or freezer.
For Australians of my generation Camp Pie brings back memories of a tinned meat that was almost tastless and what taste there was wasn’t good. Our mothers would open the can, slice the meat and serve it with salad…….ughhh. Not a happy memory at all.
Thankfully this recipe has a bit more flavour and is a lot tastier. Although it’s only sausage meat, it does have some bacon and some sauce and spices to pep it up. It can only be an improvement only the tinned version – believe me…….
I’m not too sure when Oven Bags first came on the scene, but the first I knew of them was when my mother-in-law started using them in the ’70s. This recipe comes from a sheet put out by the manufacturers of Tiger Oven Bags. It’s an unusual way to cook frankfurts, but I actually think they may taste OK.
Mum’s friend Thel must have made this recipe using sausages, but from the handwritten title Mum must thought it was best with meatballs. I don’t think it matters which one you use, it tastes good with either.
SAUCE FOR MEATBALLS/SAUSAGES
- 8 medium sausages or meatballs
- 1 medium onion, chopped very finely
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon mixed mustard
- 170 ml tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons fruit sauce or fruit chutney
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- ½ cup water
Cook sausages or meatballs. Fry onions in oil until softened, stir in mustard, tomato sauce, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, fruit sauce or chutney. Simmer 2-3 minutes. Mix cornflour with water, add till boiling and thickened, cover then add sausages or meatballs. Meatball recipe: minced steak, 1 tablespoon cooked rice, onion, curry powder.