Step 1: 1. Slice the skin of the sausages and squeeze the meat out, season and shape into meatballs
Step 2: 2. Fry the meatballs with the bacon in the olive oil until golden.
Step 3: 3. Add the garlic and cook for a few seconds and then add the tomatoes and stock and simmer for 10 minutes
Step 4: 4. Add the cooked, drained beans (if using) and the tin of baked beans then add the cabbage and cook for a furthur 4 minutes.
Step 5: 5. Add the chopped herbs to taste and season.