2 tsp sunflower oil1 onion, finely chopped8 pork sausages, cut into bitesize pieces2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely grated2 tsp hot smoked paprika2 x 410g cans baked beans3 tbsp barbecue sauce
For the mashed potato
1 kg potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
4 tbsp milk
75g grated cheddar
2 tbsp chopped chives, to garnish, optional
First, make the mashed potato. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil over a medium heat, then carefully tip in the chopped potatoes. Cook for 15-20 mins until tender. Drain, then tip back into the pan and leave to air-dry for a couple of minutes before mashing. Tip in the butter and milk, and stir through until combined. Set aside with the lid on to stay warm.
Heat the oven to 200C/180C/gas 6. While the potatoes are cooking, heat the oil in a frying pan or saucepan over a medium flame and fry the onion for 6-8 mins until softened. Tip in the sausage pieces and fry for 4 mins until browned all over, then add the garlic and cook for 1 min before stirring in the smoked paprika and cooking for 1 min more. Pour in the beans and barbecue sauce and cook to simmer before removing from the heat.
Spoon the sausage and bean mixture into an ovenproof tin or dish (ours was 20x20cm), then spoon over the mashed potato and sprinkle grated cheddar on top. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until bubbling around the edges and the cheese is golden. Remove from the oven and scatter over the chives, if using.