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Bangers and Mash With Onion Gravy

by Spicie Foodie on April 21, 2013

Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy by @SpicieFoodie | #bangersandmash #british #sausage #mashedpotatoes

Bangers and Mash is a delicious traditional British dish of sausage (bangers) and mashed potatoes (mash). The sausages used can be made of pork, beef or a peppery Cumberland type. Often times the dish is served with onion gravy, fried onions, baked beans and/or peas. This dish is iconic of British working-class dishes and it is ubiquitous to British and Irish pubs around the world.  *

Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy by @SpicieFoodie | #bangersandmash #british #sausage #mashedpotatoes

I was introduced to Bangers and Mash by husband many years ago while dinning in and Irish pub. Though very simple it is a hearty, comforting, and delicious meal. This is one of my hubby’s favorite meals and one he rarely passes up an opportunity to enjoy. Several years ago he taught me how to prepare it and since then I have tweaked his recipe and cooked it for him now and then.

Last Thursday in my lentils and sausage recipe I told you I’d share the recipe and reason why my husband had purchased those peppery pork sausages, this is it. It is such a simple recipe but one I guarantee the whole family will love. I always serve it with a brown onion gravy and mashed potatoes made from scratch. You could of course use ready made but the extra effort will not go unnoticed.

Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy by @SpicieFoodie | #bangersandmash #british #sausage #mashedpotatoes Before we get to the recipe I would like to point out to purest that I know these sausages aren’t the ones traditionally used. But they are the only peppery sausage variety I can find here and ones that comes as close as possible to the traditionally used sausage.

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Bangers and Mash is a delicious traditional British dish of sausage and mashed potatoes. An iconic British working-class dish that is ubiquitous to British and Irish pubs around the world.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Main, Lunch
Cuisine: British, Irish
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
Onion Gravy Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, sliced
  • 3 cups or 750 ml beef stock
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 - 2 tbsp cornstarch or flour or Knorr brown sauce thickener to thicken
Additional Ingredients:
  • peppery pork sausages (Cumberland is a great choice) as many as desired
  • mashed potatoes*
Instructions
  1. Mashed potatoes should be cooked first and be ready to serve. Peel and thinly slice the onion. Heat the oil and saute the onion until browned and caramelized. Add all remaining gravy ingredients, except the cornstarch/flour/Knorr. Simmer under low heat for 10 minutes. Add the cornstarch/flour/Knorr and continue cooking until the gravy thickens. Turn heat off and set aside.
  2. Fry the sausages until cooked through. Scoop a heaping amount of mashed potatoes onto a plate, place the sausages on top and pour the onion gravy over them.
Notes
This post tells you how I prepare my mashed potatoes http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2012/12/14/cooking-mashed-potatoes-by-feel-and-the-yummy-pics-community/

 

Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy by @SpicieFoodie | #bangersandmash #british #sausage #mashedpotatoes

 

So my recipe may not be an exact traditional British one, but not bad for a Mexican girl who only heard of Bangers and Mash a few years ago.

 

How about you have you ever eaten Bangers and Mash?

Happy Sunday everyone!

 

in European,For Him,Pork

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1 Rosa April 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM

A scrumptious dish! One of my favorite meals.

Happy Sunday!

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie April 21, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Thank you Rosa! Happy Sunday

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3 Monique April 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Lovely lovely food photography!

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4 Spicie Foodie April 21, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Thank you so much Monique!

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5 Debs @ The Spanish Wok April 21, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Well, you’ve nailed this one. Love the fact you add worcestershire sauce to your gravy, me to. The link to your mash not working, but I’d assume it’s not lumpy LOL.

Defo is a comfort dish, I name this a lot when my in-laws visit, but I use quorn sausages for myself!

Could just eat this now.

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6 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Hi Debs! Thank you, I think the worcestershire sauce adds another level of flavours. The link to the potatoes is this http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2012/12/14/cooking-mashed-potatoes-by-feel-and-the-yummy-pics-community/.

I haven’t heard of or tasted quorn sausages, thanks for the tip I’ll have to check them out.

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7 Chocolate Shavings April 21, 2013 at 4:17 PM

This is such the perfect comfort food – yum!

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8 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Thank you!

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9 Patty April 21, 2013 at 5:58 PM

A beautiful plate of true comfort food Nancy! I had bangers and mash at a dinner party at the home of friends who host a ‘bangers and mash’ party once a year-kind of a fun idea I think ;-)

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10 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Hi Patty! Wow, that sounds like such a fun idea for a dinner party. Thanks.

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11 Nandita April 21, 2013 at 6:47 PM

The dish looks amazing. Loved the warm tones in the photographs :)

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12 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Thank you Nandita!

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13 yummychunklet April 21, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Very delicious British dish!

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14 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Thank you!

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15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

How delicious, I love the onion gravy!

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16 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Thank you Laura!

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17 john@kitchenriffs April 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Nice dish! I haven’t made this in ages! And with the cool spring we’ve been having, it’s totally appropriate. Good post, great photos – thanks so much.

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18 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Thank you John, I hope you’ll make some soon.

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19 Suzanne Perazzini April 22, 2013 at 3:53 AM

Bangers and mash is great comfort food and always appreciated.
By the way, I have never heard of ready-made mashed potato. What on earth is that?

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20 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Thanks Suzanne! I agree it’s a meal for any and all occasions. Yes, I saw those once and thought it was just yucky. It was just a sealed container with the mash inside — not for me.

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21 Eha April 22, 2013 at 4:37 AM

Am laughing: milady, bangers and mash is known by each and every person, of whatever race or background, right around Australia and New Zealand. Yes, it is basically blue collar pub food . . . but many do love and make it!!

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22 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

That is so true Eha, I also think it’s just one of those international dishes everyone’s at least heard of. Thanks, hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.

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23 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today April 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM

As long as it’s delicious it does not matter if it’s original or not. I’m polish and I love meals with sausages. So this one is perfect for me :)

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24 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Thank you Marta, and I agree.

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25 Holly April 22, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I’m thrilled to see a recipe for onion gravy and this is another meal my husband would love. Though I have to admit when I saw the title of this post I giggle immaturely a little bit. :) Thanks for the recipe!

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26 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Haha, I’m the same way every time I see it or have to type the name;) Thanks Holly, enjoy!

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27 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) April 22, 2013 at 8:59 PM

My Irish friends would love this, for sure, and so would I. I really love the sound of the onion gravy–will have to put this on the menu sometime.

Your pictures are so pretty I couldn’t decide which to pin! :)

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28 Spicie Foodie April 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Thank you so much Jean!

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29 Ramona April 22, 2013 at 9:06 PM

One hearty combo!! I love eating a good Pub dish like this sometimes. :)

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30 Spicie Foodie April 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Thank you Ramona!

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31 Liz April 23, 2013 at 4:03 AM

Pure, delicious comfort food! And the lighting in your photos is phenomenal (well, it always is!!!).

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32 Spicie Foodie April 23, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Thank you so much Liz!:)

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33 Tania @ A Perfect Pantry April 23, 2013 at 6:36 AM

Such a simple meal made fabulous.. Yum.

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34 Spicie Foodie April 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Thank you Tania!

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35 Nami | Just cheOne Cookbook April 23, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Learned something new today! This sounds really good, and you know how much I love potatoes too… ;) Beautiful styling!

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36 Spicie Foodie April 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Thank you Nami!

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37 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 24, 2013 at 4:39 AM

I’ve heard about bangers and mash before. And your version is simply delish! Love the moody styling, my friend :)

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38 Spicie Foodie April 24, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Thank you amiga:)

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39 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker April 25, 2013 at 5:40 AM

Yum, I love bangers and mash –it’s such a comforting dish. I love your photo styling, btw. Beautiful!

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40 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Thank you Anne and glad to hear you’re also a fan of b&m!

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41 mjskit April 25, 2013 at 5:57 AM

I do believe that this would also become one of my husband’s favorite meals and possible mine as well. We don’t eat meat and potatoes much, but we do love it and this dish is so full of great flavors! I can just imagine cutting a piece of sausage and using it to scoop up some mashed potatoes all for that delicious bite! YUM!!

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42 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:33 PM

It’s so easy and simple and really is just yummy. Thank you MJ!

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43 Bill July 7, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Thanks for reminding me of a dish I haven’t had in years. It’s so hard to beat a rustic meal like this sometimes. Whole Foods had a variety of different sausages and it would be fun to experiment! Thanks for another great recipe and fantastic photos!

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44 Spicie Foodie July 7, 2013 at 2:49 AM

I know what you mean, sometimes a rustic dish is exactly what the body needs. Thanks so much Bill, enjoy your Bangers and Mash!!

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45 Sarah January 20, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Just a note about the beef stock measurements for the gravy…3 cups is 750 mL, not 1.5 L! That would be twice as much!

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46 Spicie Foodie January 21, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Hi Sarah! That is correct, thank you for catching my typo. Fixed:)

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