Bangers and Mash with Roast Onion & Red Wine Gravy
This is comfort food at its best! This dish is full of flavour, you will make this time after time.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
3 tbsp Olive oil
12-16 good quality sausages
3 large onions, peeled & sliced
4 garlic cloves, peeled
3 sprigs of thyme
Freshly ground salt & pepper
2 x sachets of Just Add Wine* or 350ml red wine
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
500ml good beef stock
For the mash
1.5kg potatoes, peeled and chopped into quarters
Freshly ground nutmeg
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6.
2. For the bangers, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a roasting tray on the hob and add the sausages, brown them all over. Add the onions, garlic, thyme, and a splash of olive oil then sit the sausages on top. Season with salt & pepper.
3. Place in the oven for 45 minutes, occasionally turn the sausages and onions.
4. Remove the sausages from the oven and place the sausages in a warm place whilst you make the gravy.
5. Remove the thyme and garlic a place the oven tray over a high heat and add the sugar and mustard, mix until the sugar dissolves. Pour in the Just Add Wine* sachets or red wine and bring to the boil then simmer.
6. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil and simmer until it has reduced by a third and you have rich and full flavoured gravy. Season to taste.
7. For the mash, place the potatoes into a large pan filled with cold water and a good pinch of salt. Bring the pan to the boil and cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
8. In the meantime, warm the milk and grate in the nutmeg.
9. Drain the potatoes and set aside for a few minutes to let them dry, mash with a potato masher or ricer until smooth.
10. Beat in the milk and butter until you have a creamy mash.
11. Divide the mash between four warmed plates, share out the sausages and spoon over the gravy and onions. Enjoy!
* “Just Add Wine” is a sachet which is the equivalent of 175ml red wine. You can purchase Just Add Wine at Sainsbury’s or online at http://www.thesurreycook.co.uk A definite must have for every store cupboard.