Use the best sausages you can get your hands on to make this easy one-pan bowl of deliciousness.
Chop your sausages into 5-6 pieces each - using kitchen scissors is quick and easy.
In a saute pan, or large frying pan, heat a good drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat. Add the onions and gently fry for 5 minutes until soft. Add the sausages and peppers and fry for 3-5 until sausage pieces are browned on all sides.
Add mushrooms, tinned tomatoes, barley and 300ml stock. Stir well, season and bring to a boil.
Turn down to a simmer and stir regularly until the barley is cooked - it is always different but 20-30 minutes. Add the remaining stock as and when it starts to look like it could stick.
When cooked, turn the heat off, add a small knob of butter (1 tbsp) and stir through. Check seasoning. Serve with Parmesan if you wish.
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