Currywurst

You can enjoy our slimming friendly version of Currywurst at home even when watching your calories or following  Weight Watchers!

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When we visited Berlin a few years ago over Christmas, the humble Currywurst was one of the most tasty things we tried. As soon as we got back we created a version to enjoy all year round.

Currywurst is a traditional German street food that can be found in Christmas Markets everywhere at this time of year. If you haven’t heard of it before, the basis of the dish is a sausage covered in curry ketchup, usually served with a side of chips. What’s not to love?

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The dish was first created in Berlin in 1949 by a woman who obtained ketchup and curry powder from British soldiers in Germany.  She mixed these ingredients with other spices and poured it over a grilled pork sausage. Boom, the Currywurst was born!

When we were developing this recipe, the hardest part to slim down was the sausage. As this is a German dish we wanted to use a large Frankfurter or a Bratwurst. These are quite high in calories and Points etc so it took a bit of research to find something suitable!

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In the end we settled on these Quorn Bratwurst sausages. The only supermarket we found these in near us was Waitrose, but they are listed as available in Morrrisons and via Ocado.

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That being said, feel free to use whatever sausages you want! The majority of flavour in this dish comes from the curry ketchup, so it really is up to you. Just remember to adjust the calories and Points accordingly.

This recipe makes quite a bit of curry ketchup, and you may find you have some left over. You could freeze it or pop it in the fridge to use with other meals. It will last around 3-4 days in the fridge.

What do I need to make this Currywurst recipe?

You don’t need much equipment to make this Currywurst recipe!

A good sized lidded pan is used in this recipe, and something you will use over and over again. If you don’t have one or are looking to upgrade, why not bag this beauty over at Amazon?

To get the smooth Currrywurst ketchup you will need to blend up the vegetables once they are cooked. You could do this in a soup maker, food processor or a blender, but we find a hand blender the quickest and least messy way to do this!

If you don’t have one, hand blenders are such a useful thing to have in the kitchen. We love this one as it is metal so doesn’t stain and can be used in hot liquids. Plus, it comes with a small food processor and an electric whisk attachment. You can pick one up on Amazonhere.

This hand blender is great for making loads of our recipes! If you are a fan of Currywurst, we think you will love this Katsu Chicken Curry recipe too!

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How many calories are in this Currywurst recipe?

There are 373 calories in this Currywurst recipe.

The Quorn Bratwurst is 172 calories, so if you want to lighten this meal even further you could substitute with a lower calorie sausage.

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We suggest serving this Currywurst with a side of Homemade Oven Chips and some Sauerkraut. You could even add a dollop of light mayonnaise for a truly authentic German dish!

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How Weight Watchers Friendly is this Currywurst recipe?

Our Currywurst recipe is 8 points per serving.

5 of these points come from the Quorn Bratwurst sausage, so you can substitute for one with lower points if you wish!

Can I freeze this Currywurst recipe?

We would suggest freezing the sauce and cooking the sausages when you want to enjoy some Currywurst. This recipe makes plenty of sauce so you can freeze up any extra to enjoy later!

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If you freeze the sauce 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.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

 

How do I make this Currywurst recipe?

Step 1

Add chopped onion, minced garlic, dry stock cubes, curry powder, balsamic vinegar, onion granules, garlic granules and garam masala to a large sauce pan with some low calorie cooking spray and soften over a medium heat.

Step 2

Add chopped carrots, tinned tomatoes and water to the pan and bring to the boil. 

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Step 3

Turn down the heat so the mix is simmering and put the lid on the plan. Let it simmer for 40 minutes.

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Step 4

When the sauce is cooked, add the tomato puree, Worcester sauce and sweetener into the pan. Then take a stick blender and whizz up the ingredients. You are aiming for a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you would like the sauce thicker, reduce over a low heat. If you want it thinner, add a little water until it is how you like it!

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Step 5

Spritz a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the sausages. Once they are done plate them up and pour over the sauce. You can also sprinkle over a little extra curry powder before serving!

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, dry stock cubes, curry powder, balsamic vinegar, onion granules, garlic granules and garam masala to a large sauce pan with some low calorie cooking spray and soften over a medium heat.
  2. Add chopped carrots, tinned tomatoes and water to the pan and bring to the boil. 
  3. Turn down the heat so the mix is simmering and put the lid on the plan. Let it simmer for 40 minutes.
  4. When the sauce is cooked, add the tomato puree, Worcester sauce and sweetener into the pan. Then take a stick blender and whizz up the ingredients. You are aiming for a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you would like the sauce thicker, reduce over a low heat. If you want it thinner, add a little water until it is how you like it.
  5. Spritz a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the sausages. Once they are done plate them up and pour over the sauce. You can also sprinkle over a little extra curry powder before serving!

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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.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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