Faggots with onion gravy

Faggots with onion gravy

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Made from pork shoulder and pigs liver, meatball-like faggots are a blast from the thrifty past - serve with mashed potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
208
protein
26g
carbs
14g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
3g
salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • little oil, for the tin
  • 170g pack sage & onion stuffing mix (we used Paxo)
  • 500g pack diced pork shoulder
  • 300g pig livers
  • ½ tsp ground mace

For the gravy

  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 850ml beef stock
  • handful chopped parsley
  • mash and veg, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Lightly oil a very large roasting tin. Tip the stuffing mix into a large bowl, add 500ml boiling water, stir and set aside.
  2. Pulse the pork in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the liver and pulse again. Add to the stuffing with the mace, 1 tsp salt and plenty of black pepper. Stir well. Shape the mixture (it will be very soft) into 24 large faggots and put in the prepared tin.
  3. To make the gravy, fry the onions in the oil until starting to turn golden. Add the sugar and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until caramelised. Tip in the vinegar and allow to sizzle. Mix the flour with a couple of tbsp water. Pour the stock into the onions, then add the flour paste and cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and starting to thicken. When it is thick, pour into the tin with the faggots, cover with foil and bake for 1 hr until cooked through. Serve sprinkled with parsley, with mash and a veg, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2012

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sarahleetes's picture
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Great recipe to get kids to eat liver! I did only use half the weight in liver suggested though because of the comments saying they were too livery! Onion gravy was really yummy, though I pureed it for the kids so it was nice and smooth. Served with mash pots and peas like in the photo! It went down a treat with my lot and it is so filling! I served 2 faggots each for myself and the kids and my hubbie had 3!
Should come with a yummieness warning! Thanks Good Food for a hearty warming dinner/tea! Left overs ready to freeze!

carolestevens11's picture
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They reheat from frozen even yummier than when fresh. 3 doesn't sound a lot but trust me it is especially when served with mash and veg. Such a cheap meal to make will certainly be making again and again.

freya99's picture
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I have made these many times as husband and son love 'em. Always leave out the pigs liver though as I'm a veggie and while I don't mind cooking meat, I draw the line at offal. I add an egg as a binder instead. Was surprised how well they reheat from frozen.

janfoweraker's picture
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I hated these! I followed the recipe to the letter but they were so strong. My husband said they were okay but not to make them again. I think that says it all.

mindymoo62's picture
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I Made these after seeing the recipe in good food magazine. My Fiancee is always asking me to buy them and i won't as i the kind of ingredients that go into the shop bought faggots. The recipe was easy to follow and make, although i struggled to find mace.
The flavour is lovely and everyone including kids loved them. They also freeze and reheat really well. Will definately make again.... very tasty!! yum!

jnduggan's picture
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We used to have these as kids and despite the name we loved the
! So pleased to find this recipe and give them a go! Tasted just as I remembered...I made them bigger...got 7 in total. Warmed up wonderfully. I only didn't give 5 stars as they were rather mushy
And not as firm as I'd hoped...so fell apart a little, didn't affect the taste though!

janetnick's picture
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These were lovely. Made them quite a lot bigger, around the size I remember foggots to be so cooked them a little longer. Would feed eight so froze the extra portions. A very economical tasty meal.

harrish's picture
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I have always liked faggots so was pleased to find this easy recipe. Made half quantity and still got 6 meals. Love anything with a touch of vinegar flavour so added a bit more to the gravy which really perked the meal up. They froze well too & the gravy thickened up on re-heating. Will definately make again

quinnga's picture
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I have to say I didn't like these at all! I found the flavour much too strong, which I suspect was the liver, BUT surprisingly my kids wolfed them down! So, worth a try because they are certainly an economical meal and not at all difficult to make. I probably wouldn't tell them they had liver in, I certainly didn't mention that to my kids as that would have put them off. If I make them again I would freeze them in individual portions and use them for when the kids are eating without me. Home made ready meals so to speak.

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