World Hunger Day Recipe: Sausage & Tomato Pie
Did you know that May 28th is World Hunger Day?
I didn’t either, until I was recently asked to contribute a recipe as part of a World Hunger Day campaign called ‘Come Dine Below the Line‘ which is being run by The Hunger Project and MyVoucherCodes.
The idea is, that the recipe should be below the poverty line and cost no more than 33p per head. It’s not easy, let me tell you!
This recipe comes from my Mother-in-law and has been a firm favourite for many years now. If I’m honest, it hadn’t actually occurred to me how cheap it is to make – that’s really just an added bonus. The reason it’s so popular in my home, is that it’s warming, comforting and absolutely delicious! It doesn’t hurt that it’s super easy to make either…
I’ve based my costings on ingredients from Sainsbury’s, for no other reason than the fact that it’s my local supermarket and where I do my grocery shopping.
Sausage & Tomato Pie
You will need:
1 tbs Sunflower oil (2p)
1 onion, chopped (6p)
8 x Basics Pork Sausages (85p)
1 x 400g tin Basics Peeled Plum Tomatoes (35p)
1 large potato (25p)
1 oz Basics Strong Cheddar (12p)
Total cost – £1.63 (27p per person)
- Pre-heat your oven to 200 C
- A couple of bits of prep to start. Firstly, chop your onion and then squeeze all of the sausage meat out of your 8 sausages. I find the easiest way to do this is to twist it in the middle and then push the meat out towards each end. A bit of kitchen roll helps with this too.
- Now, gently heat your oil in a large saucepan and sauté your onion until it has softened.
- Add in your sausage meat and let it brown, stirring to break it up a bit more
- Drain off any excess fat that has come out of the sausages
- Add your tinned tomatoes and gentle break them up with a wooden spoon
- Bring the whole mix to a gentle simmer and then pop it all into an oven dish
- Now, it’s time to peel and finely slice your potato
- Place your slices over the sausage mixture so that it’s all covered
- Now cover in foil and pop in the oven for 30 minutes
- Remove the foil and sprinkle over your grated cheese, along with a bit of seasoning
- Pop back in the oven (foil-less) for 15 minutes
If you’ve got a bag of peas in the freezer then these make a great accompaniment – or to keep the cost down even more, any veggies that you grow in your garden!
How do I get involved?
I’m glad you asked! Here are all the details you need to start fundraising for World Hunger Day