Sausages with sticky onion gravy

Sausages with sticky onion gravy

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(51 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A classic British recipe, cooked to perfection

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal413
  • fat31g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre3g
  • protein14g
  • salt3.24g
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Ingredients

  • 400g pack 14oz sausages
  • 1 batch Basic sticky onions (see recipe underneath)
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 sprig thyme, leaves picked

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 400ml beef stock
  • splash Worcestershire sauce

Basic sticky onions

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 12 medium onion
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

Method

  1. Fry sausages for 15 mins or until browned, then remove from pan and keep warm. Heat onions in same pan, then add flour, stirring for 1 min. Add thyme, then gradually add stock. Bring to boil then simmer for 5 mins until smooth. Add Worcestershire sauce, season and serve with sausages.

  2. For the onions: Makes 600g, which is 3 batches. Prep time 5 mins, cook time 30 mins. Melt the butter in a large, deep frying pan and stir through the onions. Cover with a lid and cook gently for about 10 mins, until softened. Remove lid, add sugar, then cook 15-20 mins, stirring, until all of the liquid has evaporated and onions have turned golden. Divide into 3 batches to make the recipes, right. Will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.

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Comments (68)

Cakeordeath7's picture

Decent basic gravy. Added some wholegrain mustard, cider vinegar (goes amazingly with pork sausages) and a splash of red wine to give it more depth. Have the onions on a really low heat or otherwise they blacken before turning really sweet.

CailinLondon's picture
2.5

Tasty gravy

mavrakakis's picture

Makes boring gravy a thing is the past!

am_kirkham's picture
5

Delicious! Easy to prepare

busyjs's picture
4

easy and tasty! only used 2 large onions though, more than enough for 3 kids,+ 2 adults.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
4

The basic sticky onions are for 3 batches as it says in Step 2, so if you're making for 4 people, divide the Basic Sticky Onions part of the recipe by 3, ie - use 4 onions. Makes a really good gravy but use a good quality beef stock and not too much muscovado sugar as it becomes too sweet.

suzieq1601's picture
5

So so tasty, & I agree on the onion:sugar ratio comments - I used 4 large onions & needed a good couple tbsp sugar. But gorgeous all the same!

Dash's picture
4

Used three onions and it made enough for 6 people. Recipe needs amending really, do step 2 first!

bobmarchant's picture
5

Lovely - did mine with mustard mash

ayeishaa's picture

This looks delicious, will try it soon!

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christelstripe's picture
3

It is a tasty recipe.
39 reviews and nobody spotted the typo? The recipe calls for 12 onions!!!!
I believe that should read 1-2 onions!

Deus's picture

12 onions is correct, it says it makes 600g which is 3 batches (one batch is for 4 people per the recipe instructions), therefore this makes enough for 12 people. The recipe does need to be re-written as you need to do part 2 before part 1 which adds confusion. I used 2 small onions and adjusted measures accordingly and got enough for 2 portions.

emilyhaines89's picture

Glad I read this.... just got 12 onions out. Thanks!

bimbobaby's picture
4

Really yummy. Beats plain old boring sausage & mash any day.
Served with mash & the sweet carrot pure off here. All went together nicely.
Will be a regular meal!!!!

vivaves's picture
5

lovely onion gravy - will be bearing this recipe in mind whenever we have sausages in future! Delicious.
I don't understand why so many other people commenting have had trouble interpreting this recipe. Yes, it hasn't been written in the most logical chronological order. But the moral of the story is, folks, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ANY RECIPE ALL THE WAY THROUGH BEFORE STARTING!!!

lizleicester's picture
2

Found this dull and disappointing despite using lovely sausages and following the recipe...

vjackman1976's picture
5

This is a huge hit with my fiancé. I have made it several times for the freezer with new potatoes for when he needs a quick meal.

The onion gravy is delicious. I have used the same recipe with turkey sausages and it was very nice.

winnietherat's picture
5

Excellent! Used only 4 onions but kept the liquid amount the same and let it reduce a little. Will be a firm favourite

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