Cowboy supper is legendary in the Eichler household.
It was invented by Mother Dear in the bleak mid winter circa 1990 when we didn't have central heating so we would all sit round the open fire on blankets. On occasion, (as a special treat) we were allowed to eat our supper whilst sat on said blankets in front of said fire, and the meal was always the same - sausage and bean bake and jacket potatoes, AKA cowboy supper.
Les has given me permission to share this treasured recipe with you...so listen well and listen good folks.
Drizzle your choice of sausages (we use home reared pork sausages from my sisters farm - email firstname.lastname@example.org) in olive oil and bake in the oven for ten minutes. Meanwhile, dice an onion, mushrooms and peppers, add to the sausages and cook for another 20 mins. Then stir in baked beans, kidney beans and butter beans, as well as a tea spoon of whole grain mustard. Put back in the oven for 5 mins to heat the beans through, and voila. A supper fit for cowboy royalty - whether you're 6 or 26.
Just as an FYI this meal is so authentic I felt inclined to put 'Australia' the film on and swig wine straight from the bottle - how's that for a themed evening.
Eichler, reporting from the outback x