Sausages with sticky onion gravy

Sausages with sticky onion gravy

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(76 ratings)

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


  • 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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1st Feb, 2019
Very tasty. An unctuous sauce if you leave it to really reduce. I served it in a Yorkshire Pudding. If you fancy an alternative have a look at the gravy Delia uses with her Toad in the Hole you will not be disappointed.
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Lorenzo Maccheroni
8th Dec, 2018
Too many onions..too liquid.
22nd Sep, 2018
This is delicious! I used frozen diced onions to save time...and tears!
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Owen G
20th Jan, 2018
really really goood - with a bit of mash = the perfect winter meal! i use a little bit more sugar too make it really sweet
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18th Dec, 2019
the sugar is not to make the dish sweet it is to help caramlize the onions!
17th Jul, 2017
I used ham stock, not beef, and halved the sticky onion amount while keeping all the rest as per the recipe. Very tasty (and cheap!).
13th Dec, 2016
Great recipe! Easy to make and tastes delicious.
18th Nov, 2016
Used shallots from the garden instead of onions and they needed no sugar, they were wonderfully sweet after a very low cook for 30 mins
22nd Oct, 2016
Love this recipe, so delicious. To speed things up and avoid making the batch of onions I just cut the ingredients in 3. I also chucked the sausages into the same pan as the onions straight after adding the sugar and let it all cook together before continuing with the rest of the recipe. Worked perfectly and took less than 40 minutes in total.
20th Oct, 2016
A complete winner - loved the gravy but it is quite time consuming making the onions. Worth the wait though!


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