Cowboy Pie

  • 15MINS
  • 1HR
  • Serves 4
  • 460KCAL

Sausages and beans in a rich BBQ sauce, topped with fluffy mash and cheese – a great family favourite.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories460
  • Carbs61g
  • Protein26g
  • Fat9.1g
  • Saturates3.4g
  • Sugars15g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Sausages and beans in a rich, tangy BBQ sauce, topped with fluffy mash and golden cheese – this Cowboy Pie is guaranteed to be a family favourite dish.

We’ve used low fat sausages and reduced fat Cheddar cheese to keep this recipe low on calories and slimming friendly. Our Cowboy Pie also works really well when made with Quorn sausages and a vegetable stock cube which means that it’s just as tasty when adapted to suit vegetarian diets.

Served with some steamed mixed veg, it’s the perfect hearty meal to enjoy on a cold, winter evening and is also fantastic for batch cooking, which means that you’ll always have a delicious meal on hand in the freezer at all times.

What diets is this Cowboy Pie suitable for?

You can make this Cowboy Pie suitable for dairy free diets by substituting the following ingredients for dairy free alternatives:

  • Reduced fat Cheddar

If you want to make this Cowboy Pie suitable for vegetarian diets then you’ll need to make sure that you’re using vegetarian alternatives to the following ingredients:

  • Low fat sausages
  • Chicken stock cube

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cowboy Pie recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green then you’ll need to count 11 Points per portion of this Cowboy Pie recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue then you’ll need to count 9 Points per portion of this Cowboy Pie recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple then you’ll need to count 6 Points per portion of this Cowboy Pie recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Cowboy Pie?

This recipe is really simple to make and doesn’t require any special ingredients.

How many calories are in this Cowboy Pie?

There are 460 calories per portion in this Cowboy Pie which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category. 

This Cowboy Pie is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray the frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and brown the sausages over a medium heat for 5 minutes. They don’t need to be cooked through, just browned. Pop them on a plate and set aside.

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Step 2

Give the pan a wipe and spray with a little more cooking spray. Sauté the onions for 5 minutes until soft.

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Step 3

Add the BBQ seasoning, garlic granules, smoked paprika and mustard powder. Stir well then add the tomatoes, stock, balsamic vinegar and Henderson’s Relish.

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Step 4

Cut each sausage into 4 and add to the pan along with the carrots. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until the carrots and sausages are cooked.

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Step 5

Meanwhile add some salt to a pan of boiling water and cook the potatoes for around 15 minutes. The potatoes are cooked when a knife slides easily into them. Drain and mash.

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Step 7

When the carrots and sausages are cooked, stir in the beans and pour the mix into the oven proof dish. Top with the mashed potato and sprinkle with the grated cheese.

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Step 8

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden.

Step 9

Serve with steamed vegetables or your choice of accompaniment.

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What could I serve with this Cowboy Pie?

This Cowboy Pie would be delicious served with some mixed steamed vegetables or any of the following accompaniments:

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How do you know when this Cowboy Pie is cooked?

Before you top your pie, you’ll need to ensure that the sausages and carrots are cooked through, which should take around 20 minutes or so.

Bake your Cowboy Pie in the oven for around 20-25 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the top is golden brown.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Cowboy Pie in the fridge?

You should eat this Cowboy Pie within 4 hours of serving it, ideally.

If you have any leftovers then allow them to cool before placing into the fridge in a container with a lid. Your leftovers will be fine in the fridge for 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Cowboy Pie?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Cowboy Pie?

From chilled: Reheat thoroughly in the microwave until piping hot. Alternatively, place in an ovenproof dish and reheat in a moderate oven for around 15 minutes or until piping hot throughout.

From frozen: Allow to defrost and then reheat thoroughly in the microwave until piping hot. Alternatively, place in an ovenproof dish and reheat in a moderate oven for around 15 to 20 minutes or until piping hot throughout.

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Cowboy Pie

Sausages and beans in a rich BBQ sauce, topped with fluffy mash and cheese - a great family favourite.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR
  • KCals 460
  • Carbs 61G
  • WW Points:
  • 11 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

  • 8 low fat sausages
  • 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp BBQ seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish or Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 chicken stock cube made up with 200ml boiling water
  • 400 g mixed beans drained and rinsed
  • 700 g potatoes peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 40 g reduced fat Cheddar grated
  • salt to season potato water
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Spray the frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and brown the sausages over a medium heat for 5 minutes. They don't need to be cooked through, just browned. Pop them on a plate and set aside.
  2. Give the pan a wipe and spray with a little more cooking spray. Sauté the onions for 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the BBQ seasoning, garlic granules, smoked paprika and mustard powder. Stir well, then add the tomatoes, stock, balsamic vinegar and Henderson's Relish.
  4. Cut each sausage into 4 and add to the pan along with the carrots. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until the carrots and sausages are cooked.
  5. Meanwhile add some salt to a pan of boiling water and cook the potatoes for around 15 minutes. The potatoes are cooked when a knife slides easily into them. Drain and mash.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  7. When the carrots and sausages are cooked, stir in the beans and pour the mix into an oven proof dish. Top with the mashed potato and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden.
  9. Serve with steamed vegetables or your choice of accompaniment.

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Laura SkeenTuesday 15th June 2021

1st recipe I tried last week and it went down a treat. Defiantly gave me the confidence to cook from scratch and really enjoyed making it. Made enough that I have portions in my freezer. 1st recipe in my folder and will cook again.

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    HollyMonday 28th June 2021

    Hi Laura, thanks for your message wea re so glad to hear you are enjoying our recipes! Great idea to have meals ready in the freezer for when you are short on time or want a meal without the effort!

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Laura HassellMonday 19th April 2021

So easy to make and went down a storm with he family 😁😁

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    HollyWednesday 21st April 2021

    Hey Laura, thanks so much for your message we are so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the Cowboy Pie!

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