QMU Campus Cook Book

By Lindsey 12 Jan 2017

Given that the founding organisation of QMU was the Edinburgh School of Cookery, it seems fitting that we help you cook something more imaginative than beans on toast or a pasta and sauce. 

Looking after yourself with a good diet is vital to keep the brain and body, healthy and happy. So each week we will pass on a simple, tasty, tried and tested recipe that even the most incapable of campus cooks will be able to master and that won't break the budget.  

This is my particular winter favourite…it’s complete comfort food that cheers me up after a bad day and warms me up on cold evenings…..

Cosy sausage casserole

You will need

  • Packet of 6 pork sausages (of any flavour variety)
  • 2 onions (sliced)
  • 2 tins of Heinz baked beans
  • 1 red chilli (deseeded and chopped into small pieces)
  • 6 white potatoes (peeled and diced ready for mashing)
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Cheddar cheese (grated)


  1. Turn your oven up to approx. 200 degrees Celsius
  2. Bring a pan of water to the boil and add your peeled potatoes and let them cook for approximately 10 - 15 minutes until they are ready to mash
  3. Put a dash of cooking oil in a pan and fry your sausages until cooked through
  4. Slice the onions and add them into the pan with the sausages – cook for a few minutes until they begin to soften.
  5. Add into the pan the Heinz baked beans (or what ever brand to happen to prefer!) and cook on a medium heat until everything is hot.
  6. Add in the diced chilli and a liberal helping of salt and pepper then let the casserole simmer away gently for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add the sausage casserole mix to a casserole dish.
  8. Mash the potato and mix in the grated cheese.
  9. Layer the mashed potato over the sausage mix in the casserole bowl and put it all in the oven for approximately 20 minutes.
  10. Serve up on a plate with some salad if you wish (the leftovers can be easily warmed in the microwave for lunch the next day too!)

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