Having diabetes doesn't mean giving up favourite family meals. Here, chicken sausages replace the more traditional pork in a hearty hotpot, with a spicy bean sauce and thinly sliced root vegetables.
*For a vegetarian hotpot, use meat-free sausages and vegetable stock, preferably homemade. Replace the Worcestershire sauce with a mild chilli sauce.
*Make a mash topping: Cut the potatoes, carrot and parsnip into chunks and cook in boiling water for 15–20 minutes. Drain well, then mash with ¾ cup (200 g) reduced-fat ricotta cheese and add pepper to taste. Spread over the sausage and bean mixture, then dot with 1½ tbsp margarine and sprinkle with a little paprika. Bake as in the main recipe.
*Both parsnips and potatoes provide useful amounts of potassium. Parsnips also contain useful quantities of some of the B vitamins, particularly folate and B1.
*Since the sausages and stock are quite salty, there's no need to add extra salt.
GI estimate medium.
Something else. Mix flour and a little cold water before adding to dish, after adding the stock. Maybe a little less sugar - 19 May 2009
very tasty! would be great with lamb or beef too. thanks for the tip about the flour, too - 05 Nov 2009
Lovely tasty dish. I would mix flour with cold water before adding to mixture as my flour went lumpy. Maybe a little less suger. I also browned the potatoes under the grill at the end. - 19 May 2009