Sausages with sticky onion gravy

Sausages with sticky onion gravy

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
A classic British recipe, cooked to perfection

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal413
  • fat31g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre3g
  • protein14g
  • salt3.24g
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  • 400g pack 14oz sausages
  • 1 batch Basic sticky onions (see recipe underneath)



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

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


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

  • 12 medium onion



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

  • 1 tsp sugar



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


  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)

sarahheg1's picture

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. :)

womble5's picture

excellent recipe, will definitely use it again
I added a few extra veggies and it is really brill

chrissyt's picture

Fab and easy, will do again.

morgangrove245's picture

very cheap wholesome warming dinner, family very impressed, will be making again.

chrisclark412's picture

10/10, also always serve the sticky onion gravy with Toad in the Hole and have used it in place of plain boring gravy many times

brl2404's picture

Served this with Toulouse sausages and was delicious - definitely going to serve this up on Bonfire Night as a warming treat for friends.

busymommy's picture

This was a a big hit with the whole family, I will definitely make it again.


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