Sticky pan-roasted sausages with grapes

Sticky pan-roasted sausages with grapes

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

Served with mash or polenta, these make sophisticated comfort food, and the sweet grapes with a hint of red wine vinegar really cut through the richness of the sausages

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal415
  • fat31g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre0g
  • protein15g
  • salt2.07g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 450g pack good-quality pork sausage
  • 2 onions, sliced



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

  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • 100g grape
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan set over a medium heat, tip in the sausages, then cook for 10 mins, turning every so often. Stir in the onions, then leave to cook for 5 mins more until the sausages are browned and the onions softened.

  2. Tip in the garlic, fennel seeds and grapes and cook for 5 more mins, stirring often, until the grapes are starting to soften. Pour over the vinegar and swirl around the pan. Cook for a few mins more until the onions are sticky and the sausages cooked through. Serve with soft polenta or mashed potato.

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Tara N
14th Nov, 2018
Me and my partner were over the moon with the result! One of our favs! Certainly worth getting the best sausages. We have a local farm shop and it was divine.
Brian 44
5th Jun, 2018
Used red wine and balsamic vinegar instead of the red wine vinegar. Also added chestnut mushrooms. Delicious!
15th Sep, 2016
This dish is AMAZING!!!!! Toddlers inhaled it too
29th Mar, 2013
I was sceptical about this recipe at first but can safely say that it's well worth a try. A really yummy twist on the classic bangers and mash. The smell when the fennel seeds and garlic hit the pan is to die for! I didn't have any red wine vinegar so, like others, substituted with balsamic and a splash of red wine. Really tasty. Will definitely be cooking it again!
14th Nov, 2012
I made something very similar in the summer, I know for a fact that this recipe is a winner. I'll be making it tonight and (like others) will be using wine instead of wine-vinegar; only through necessity though, we have a lot of wine at the minute...
18th Sep, 2012
"Delicious! This dish is definitely on our 'must cook again' list. Followed the recipe as given in Easy Cook. Makes something extra special from the humble sausage."
18th Sep, 2012
Delicious! This dish is definitely on our 'must cook again' list. Followed the recipe as given in Easy Cook. Makes something extra special from the humble sausage.
6th Aug, 2012
Fantastic recipe!
18th Dec, 2011
Sausage with grapes sounds crazy, but this is delicious! I just left out the fennel seeds as I'm not that keen on fennel.
9th May, 2011
This was delicious, I cooked this for some friends and they loved it. Was a bit dubious about the grapes but they really added a lovely sweetness and tasted beautiful with the red wine vinegar. Made a nice change to the standard mash, veg and gravy!


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