Check with Heck: meat n two veg

Check with Heck Movember sausages Sausage casserole

Yorkshire-based sausage brand HECK is working alongside the world-leading men’s health charity The Movember Foundation. HECK have renamed themselves as CHECK for the duration of November, in order to encourage men to have a search for lumps on their scrotum.

A survey completely by HECK showed that almost one in 10 (9.8%) of men between the ages of 18 and 24 would do nothing if they felt a lump on their testicle!
Check with Heck Movember sausages

Testicular cancer is often described as a small pea-like lump on one testicle, but many men are unaware of this.

The research also found that three-quarters of women (76%) would have no idea what a cancerous lump would feel like on their partner’s testicles.

This recipe with “meat and two veg” should not only keep you full but remind you to CHECK and to go to the Doctor with any concerns.

Check with Heck Movember sausages Sausage casserole The CHECK products are available in ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose throughout November, costing £2.99 for a pack of 6 meaty sausages.

meat n two veg


  • 1 tbsp olive oil plus extra to drizzle
  • 6 HECK sausages cut into chunks
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 800 g tinned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 200 g leaf spinach
  • Flat leaf parsley


  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the sausages over a high heat.
  • Cook until browned all over.
  • Set aside sausages on a plate.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-high.
  • Add the onions and fry until soft and lightly browned.
  • Add the garlic and thyme, lower the heat again and cook for another couple of minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and chicken stock to the pan.
  • Add the browned sausages and chickpeas.
  • Stir well.
  • Bring everything to a gentle simmer.
  • Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Put the spinach in a colander and pour over a kettleful of boiling water.
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes.
  • When cool enough to handle, squeeze the excess water from the spinach.
  • Stir it into the casserole.
  • Season and add chopped flatleaf parsley for extra taste.
Check with Heck Movember sausages Sausage casserole




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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