Microwave jacket potatoes with pork sausages and beans

By Drum Digital
16 April 2014

Bangers and jacket potatoes in just half an hour! Perfect for those who love the taste of jacket potatoes but are put off by how long it takes to bake them in a convection oven.

Serves 4

Preparation: 10 min

Cooking: 25 min

4 potatoes

60 ml (¼ c) oil

1 red onion, sliced

15 ml (1 T) brown sugar

15 ml (1 T) balsamic vinegar

8 pork sausages

1 can (400 g) baked beans

5 ml (1 t) paprika

20 g butter

salt and pepper

salad leaves to serve

  1. Wash the potatoes and prick with a fork all round. Dry well and arrange on a microwave-safe plate. Drizzle with half the oil and microwave for 4 minutes on full power.
  2. Dry the potatoes with paper towels. Return to the plate, other side up, and microwave on full power for 4 minutes.
  3. Remove the plate from the microwave and leave to stand for 2 minutes. Check if the potatoes are soft by pricking them in the centre. If not cooked through, microwave for another few minutes.
  4. Put the onion in a greased microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar and vinegar on the onion and microwave for another 4 minutes or until the onion is glossy.
  5. Put the sausages on a plate and pour the remaining oil over. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Put the baked beans and paprika in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Cut open the potatoes, add a knob of butter to each and season with salt and pepper. Pour the beans over. Top with the sausages and the onions and sprinkle salad greens over.

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