Sausages with sticky onion gravy

Sausages with sticky onion gravy

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A classic British recipe, cooked to perfection

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
413
protein
14g
carbs
22g
fat
31g
saturates
12g
fibre
3g
sugar
10g
salt
3.24g

Ingredients

  • 400g pack 14oz sausages
  • 1 batch Basic sticky onions (see recipe underneath)
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 sprig thyme, leaves picked
  • 400ml beef stock
  • splash Worcestershire sauce

Basic sticky onions

  • 50g butter
  • 12 medium onion
  • 1 tsp sugar

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2006

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mavrakakis's picture

Makes boring gravy a thing is the past!

am_kirkham's picture
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Delicious! Easy to prepare

morgsh's picture

So tasty

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

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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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
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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!

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

bobmarchant's picture
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Lovely - did mine with mustard mash

ayeishaa's picture

This looks delicious, will try it soon!

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christelstripe's picture
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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!

emilyhaines89's picture

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

bimbobaby's picture
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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
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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
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Found this dull and disappointing despite using lovely sausages and following the recipe...

vjackman1976's picture
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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
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Excellent! Used only 4 onions but kept the liquid amount the same and let it reduce a little. Will be a firm favourite

nomi92's picture
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Easy and pretty quick, not too expensive either, so good for a student budget.

vjackman1976's picture
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Very easy to make. I used brown sugar for the onions, didn't bother with the thyme. Works well with mash and peas or new potatoes.

wildrose9104's picture

Made this this evening, and turned out delicious. Whilst it's nice to have a red wine onion gravy, this was just as tasty. I decided to use dark muscovado sugar for the sticky onions and it added a really nice deep flavour.

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