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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fulgencio's picture

Can't imagine what you're all raving about. I cooked this recipe this evening and the onions finished up in the bin! I followed the instructions allowing for cooking for two people only - the recipe is very ambiguous - 1/2 teaspoon sugar is that for all the onions or a portion and the onions certainly didn’t 'caramelise'? Well after I had stirred in the flour, added the stock it looked like a muddy mess. Nevertheless, tried it, won’t be making again wish I had taken a photo to upload (if that were possible) it looked nothing like the delicious photo displayed on this site. No Stars from me.

irritable's picture
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Really easy and very tasty - the gravy is superb, either made with meat or vegetable stock, and makes whats a fairly basic supper into something more special.

victoria7668's picture

Really loved this dish, will never go back to using packet sausage caserole mix now.

cburgess25's picture

The recipe for the sticky onions makes 3 batches. So, you divide the onion mixture into 3 and use just one batch for this recipe. Therefore you are using just 4 onions for this meal.

Then you fry the sausages and put them to the side. Now take your one batch of sticky onions, add flour and stock etc then add back in the sausages you were keeping warm. Simples!

shirleywilliams's picture

Problem with this recipe is that some elements seem to have been left out - 12 onions!!? What about liquid? I assume you add stock otherwise it isn't a gravy at all, just a way of serving onions, but the version I see on screen doesn't mention it. It tells me to serve the sausages with sausages! Very confusing.

happyjay's picture

i like the sound of this but feel 12 onions is a lot the recipe is for four persons which means thats 3 onions each mmmm

loucat30's picture

I had already made toad in the hole, but I made the gravy to go with it and just sliced the onion up into smallish pieces, it was absolutely delicious and really easy to make even for a novice like me!

jimouk's picture
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I loved this recipe! Tasted really nice with some chips! I'll definitely be making this again.

gemzhere's picture
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thanks for the muscavado tip :)
i cooked this as i went along and it has gone down a treat. we are a family of four (2 young children) so i felt that 5 onions would suffice.

we had this with cheesy mash and cumberland sausages and will certainly be making this again.

jankabry's picture
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Great one! Absolutely yummy!!! I´ve used muscovado instead of ordinary sugar and it was great and much more stickier and darker :-) I´ve served it with a garlic mash potatoes as a veggie main ..

feefeescotty's picture
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Very nice easy to do a great one for the autumn evenings.

kjmillie's picture
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Really good but I alter the onion part of the recipe - for 2 people I do 2 large onions (we like 'em), a tsp of sugar and a knob maybe 20g of butter, and follow from there. So nice with the mustard mash - makes comfort food that's very flavourful.

debbrell's picture

Fantastic, really easy to make. Sticky onions were lovely!

pidgepidge's picture
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Very good. Served it with mustard mash. I just made enough for one meal for two people and used half an onion and a 'sprinkle' of sugar... but I suspect a tsp of sugar for 12 onions would be far too little...

sapphireclark's picture

So good!!

placebo_effect's picture
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I really enjoyed this meal, but I couldn't quite give it five stars because I felt like the gravy could have done with a bit more flavour. Like crazycat I think the recipe is incorrect - 12 onions fills a huge pan and one teaspoon of sugar didn't do much!! I think it probably should be one tablespoon.
In addition I served the recipe with cooked broccoli and cabbage, which I realised made it far too vegetabley because of the onions in the gravy too. I might have bumped the rating up to 5 stars if there has been potatoes included in the recipe.

rvl100's picture

Is the recipe correct - 12 onions but only 1 teaspoon of sugar?

cleveland's picture
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A really good dish to have, i also am a vegetarian so i used vegi sausages, veg stock and then kept the rest the same and it tasted great. Also did the meat version for my partner who loved it!! Will be making this again for sure.

sarahheg1's picture
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This variation on plain bangers and mash was a big hit - after trying the onion sauce we all agreed we preferred it to standard gravy. As our sausages were chicken based we used chicken stock which worked fine. I would say it's hard to go wrong with this recipe!

lmossl's picture

This is good, but i am vegetarian and every onion gravy recipe i see has Beef stock, so i replaced the onions with red ones, replaced the stock with veggie stock and red wine. Its like a mixture between a onion gravy and a red wine sauce. Its really good! But i like the process of getting the onions really sweet and sticky. :)

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