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Spicy Sausage Naan Bread Sandwiches

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Spicy tomato and green bean sausage naan bread sandwich with chips/fries

Spicy tomato and green bean sausage naan bread sandwich with chips/fries

Sausage sandwiches in their most basic forms can be and very often are absolutely delicious. The nature of sausage sandwiches means however that you have a virtually endless number of opportunities to vary the combination and take it to new levels of scrumptiousness.

The three basic ways of doing this are to vary the types of sausage used in the sandwich, vary the type of bread you use and vary the nature of the accompaniments or condiments included in the sandwich. The recipes on this page focus on using naan breads as an alternative to traditional, as well as spicing up the sausages and/or the additional inclusions.

Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find in this article:

  • Bhuna beef sausages naan bread sandwich with rice
  • Sausage and Indian-spiced onion naan bread sandwich
  • Spicy Szechuan tomato sausage naan bread sandwich
  • Spicy Lorne sausage and baked beans naan bread sandwich
  • Curried Lorne sausage and spicy egg naan bread sandwich
Large naan breads are heated and halved for making sandwiches.

Large naan breads are heated and halved for making sandwiches.

Choosing Naan Breads for Sandwiches

There are two basic choices when selecting naan breads to make a naan bread sandwich and which one you go for is down to availability and personal preference.

You can either use one large/standard naan bread and halve it or use two mini naan breads. In both instances, the heating guidelines on the pack should be followed prior to assembling the sandwich.

Additionally, you can, of course, use different flavoured naan breads, with garlic and coriander (cilantro) being a very popular choice.

Two mini naan breads can be used to make a sandwich

Two mini naan breads can be used to make a sandwich

Beef sausages in a rich bhuna sauce served on a naan bread sandwich with rice

Beef sausages in a rich bhuna sauce served on a naan bread sandwich with rice

Bhuna Beef Sausages Naan Bread Sandwich With Rice

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

35 min

50 min

One naan bread sandwich

Ingredients

  • 4 beef sausages
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of garam masala and medium curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon spicy chilli tomato ketchup, (alternatively 1 teaspoon hot chilli powder)
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1 (8 ounce can) chopped tomatoes in tomato juice
  • 3 ounces basmati rice
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped coriander/cilantro
  • 1 naan bread
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Pour the oil in to a medium to large pot or saucepan. Add the curry powder, garam masala and garlic and stir fry over a medium heat for a couple of minutes to fry off the spices.
  2. The ketchup and tomatoes go in to the pot next to be brought to a simmer. The sausages should each be pricked a couple of times and added to the pot to simmer (covered) for a further twenty minutes.
  3. The rice should be washed through a sieve and added to a pot of simmering, salted water along with the turmeric to simmer for ten minutes. It should then be drained and returned to the pot, at which point the chopped coriander/cilantro should be stirred through.
  4. Heat the naan bread per the instructions on the pack and arrange the rice in the form of a bed on a serving plate. Cut the naan in half across the way and lay the larger part on the bed of rice.
  5. Use a pair of cooking tongs to lift the sausages from the pot on to the bottom piece of naan before spooning over some sauce. Lay the top part of the naan bread in place to serve.
Pork sausage and Indian spiced onions are served in a naan bread sandwich

Pork sausage and Indian spiced onions are served in a naan bread sandwich

Sausage and Indian Spiced Onion Naan Bread Sandwich

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 10 min

Ready in: 20 min

Yields: One naan bread sandwich

Ingredients

  • 5 skinless pork sausages
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 naan bread
  • 1 tablespoon Indian spiced onions

Instructions

This is by far the simplest and most straightforward recipe on this page, especially when it is prepared as a means of using up leftover spiced onions and they are not specially made for the sandwich.

  1. Fry the sausages gently in the oil for about ten minutes or until done, turning them frequently.
  2. Heat the naan bread and half across the way. Lay the sausages on the wide half, spoon the spiced onions over the top and add the second half of the naan.
Sausages and green beans in a spicy szechuan tomato sauce naan bread sandwich with homemade chips

Sausages and green beans in a spicy szechuan tomato sauce naan bread sandwich with homemade chips

Spicy Szechuan Tomato Sausage Naan Bread Sandwich

Prep time: 5 min*

Cook time: 15 min*

Ready in: 20 min*

Yields: One naan bread sandwich

*Not including optional chips/fries

Ingredients

  • 5 skinless pork sausages
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 (5 ounce pack) spicy szechuan tomato stir fry sauce
  • 6 trimmed green beans, chopped to 1 inch pieces
  • 2 mini naan breads
  • Chips or fries to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Gently fry the sausages in the oil, turning frequently, until done. This should take around ten minutes.
  2. Add the green beans to the frying pan along with the spicy tomato sauce. Stir carefully so as not to break the sausages and bring to a simmer for just a couple of minutes to ensure the beans are heated through.
  3. Heat the mini naan breads and lay one on a serving plate. Spoon on the sausages and beans combination and add the second naan.
  4. Serve with chips/fries if desired.
Lorne sausage is a Scottish sausage sold in slices.

Lorne sausage is a Scottish sausage sold in slices.

Spicy Lorne Sausage Naan Bread Sandwiches

The following two sandwiches are made using Scottish Lorne sausages (also called sliced sausage or square sausage). While there is every chance that you will not have access to this type of sausage, you could make your own or alternatively, simply use ordinary sausages or a basic burger patty instead.

Smoked paprika and Tabasco spiced baked beans on a Lorne sausage in a naan bread sandwich

Smoked paprika and Tabasco spiced baked beans on a Lorne sausage in a naan bread sandwich

Spicy Lorne Sausage and Baked Beans Naan Bread Sandwich

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 10 min

Ready in: 15 min

Yields: One naan bread sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 Lorne sausage
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 (8 ounce can) baked beans in tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Few drops of Tabasco sauce
  • 2 mini naan breads

Instructions

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the Lorne sausage for approximately five minutes each side over medium heat (depending upon thickness) until done.
  2. Pour the beans into a small saucepan and add the smoked paprika, dried basil and Tabasco sauce. Do be careful adding the Tabasco sauce, especially if you're not familiar with how hot it is!
  3. Gently heat the beans over a low heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon.
  4. Heat the two mini naan breads and lay one on a serving plate. Lift on the sausage, spoon on the beans and finish with the second naan bread.
A curried Lorne sausage is topped with turmeric spiced egg in a naan bread sandwich

A curried Lorne sausage is topped with turmeric spiced egg in a naan bread sandwich

Curried Lorne Sausage and Spicy Egg Naan Bread Sandwich

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 15 min

Ready in: 20 min

Yields: One naan bread sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Lorne sausage
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 teaspoon mayo
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped coriander/cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Salt
  • 2 mini naan breads

Instructions

  1. Put the egg into a small saucepan of cold water, ensuring it is completely covered. Bring the water to a simmer for eight minutes.
  2. When the egg is simmering, rub half the curry powder on each side of the Lorne sausage. Fry in the oil over medium heat for around five minutes each side.
  3. Take the pan containing the egg to the sink and run cold water into it until the egg is cool enough to handle. Crack the shell on a hard surface, peel and put the egg into a bowl.
  4. Add a little salt, the mayo, turmeric and coriander/cilantro. Mash with a fork until almost smooth.
  5. Heat the naan breads and lay the sausage on the first naan. Spoon on the egg mixture and spread evenly before topping with the second naan.

© 2013 Gordon Hamilton

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