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Slow cooker sausage and eggplant casserole recipe

Slow cooker recipes offer simple dinner recipes you can get on the table easily. This slow-cooked casserole has tasty beef sausages, eggplant and tomatoes. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 600g lean beef sausages
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 eggplant, diced
  • 2 x 420g tins peeled or diced tomatoes
  • chilli flakes or ground chilli
  • 1 cup chicken stock


Pour tinned tomatoes into slow cooker and turn onto low.

In a medium saucepan, boil water and add sausages. Bring them up to a gentle boil until cooked through.

Whilst sausages are boiling, heat oil in a frying pan and add onion, garlic and eggplant and fry until soft. Add chicken stock and simmer for about 5 minutes, then transfer to slow cooker.

When the sausages are boiled, peel skins off and chop into 1-2cm pieces depending on your taste.

Add to the tomatoes. When all ingredients are in slow cooker, sprinkle with chilli powder to your taste (even if kids are eating, just a little) and a little pepper and cook on low for 6 hours. You could put it on high for 3 hours also, but it's better cooked slowly.

Serve on rice.


  • This one doesn't sound like much and even when you're making it you wonder if it's going to turn out a bit bland, but let me assure you - it is YUMMY. It tastes like you slaved over it but it is super easy and light on the fat content too.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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