Sausages with quick onion gravy

Sausages with quick onion gravy

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
A simple idea for homemade gravy turns this family supper into something far more interesting

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal400
  • fat29g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre3g
  • protein16g
  • salt2.39g
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  • 4 onions, cut into thin wedges



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

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
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  • 8 sausages
  • 300ml / ½ pint beef stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • mashed potato and green beans, to serve



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  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the onions into a roasting tray and drizzle with the vinegar and seasoning. Sit the sausages on top and roast for 30 mins, stirring halfway.

  2. Pour over the stock and Worcestershire sauce, return to the oven and cook for 10 mins more. Serve with the mash and green beans.

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Adam Ryan
9th Sep, 2017
I cut the onions into thin slices, added some fresh thyme (at the stock stage) and doubled all of the stock ingredients. I then mixed in a couple of tablespoons of flour to the stock, to thicken the gravy during the last 10 minutes of cooking, and the dish was perfect, loved by all and I would make it again.
5th Feb, 2017
This is a very easy and cheap mesl to cook. I only used 3 onions and that was plenty. If you like them soft, cut more thinly too. I used around 400ml of stock and cooked it for a little longer. Great sausages although still undecided on the amount of vinigar used.
26th Feb, 2016
How tasty was this? Excellent recipe - will only ever cook sausages like this in future, enjoyed by all. Minimum washing up and maximum comfort food. I did add 400ml of stock as suggested and used a little cornflour to thicken the gravy. Top marks from us.
9th Feb, 2016
So quick and easy - love this recipe! I used 500ml lamb stock (I had run out of beef stock) and two tablespoons of flour to thicken it slightly. Will definitely make again.
2nd Feb, 2016
Excellent. Followed the suggestions below and used more stock and flour and threw in some chunky mushrooms half way into the cooking time.
2nd Feb, 2015
Great recipe, done it a few times now, also used white wine vinegar when didn't have balsamic and that came out great too. Won't do sausage and mash any other way now - plus really saves on washing up!
24th Jan, 2015
Absolutely delicious. Made this one night when there were only sausages left in the fridge - but wasn't really in the mood for eating them. Loved it though and so did the whole family. Would definitely make it again, and it's so easy to make - with less mess than cooking the sausages under the grill and the gravy in a pan.
23rd Dec, 2014
Made this many times, great simple recipe to make a tasty dinner, the gravy is lovely (I do slice the onions though as opposed to wedges and use Hendersons relish as opposed to Worcestershire sauce). Nice with any greens / veg.
6th Nov, 2014
Love this recipe. Always do sausages this way now.
26th Aug, 2014
Really enjoyed this but next time would slice the onion wedges more thinly so that they cooked to a soft texture rather than retaining some bite but that is a matter of taste. I added halved chestnut mushrooms and some sliced courgettes to the onions because I wanted to use them up and that made a really substantial meal


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