Bangers and Mash with Onion Mustard Gravy

A traditional United Kingdom comfort food….Bangers and Mash is amped up with hand smashed horseradish potatoes and tangy Onion-Mustard Gravy.  Don’t save this meal just for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s quick and easy to whip up….perfect for any day of the year.

Super easy to make, Bangers and Mash with Onion Mustard Gravy is the best comfort food recipe around. Ready in less than 30 minutes. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

 

Ok….sooooo…..the word Bangers makes me snicker a bit every time I say it.  Or read it.  Or when my husband says it.  I’m a 12-year-old.  I know.  But seriously, there has to be a better name for it.  Bangers.  (I’m cracking up as I type this….I need to get a grip.)

Super easy to make, Bangers and Mash with Onion Mustard Gravy is the best comfort food recipe around. Ready in less than 30 minutes. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

From what I’ve read, the name “Bangers and Mash” (ha ha ha ha ha!) came about because of the popping sound the sausages make while they’re roasting in the oven.  To tell you the truth, I didn’t hear any popping or “banging” coming from my oven when I made these.  So….I don’t really believe that story.  But it’s the only one I could find so we’ll have to go with it……being that I’m not from Ireland or anything (I am half British!),  I have no way to corroborate that story.

Super easy to make, Bangers and Mash with Onion Mustard Gravy is the best comfort food recipe around. Ready in less than 30 minutes. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

This is definitely my favorite Irish meal, and not because the name makes me roll on the floor in a fit of laughter….if it’s on the menu at any Irish Pub I always order it.  My family knows I love my Fish n’ Chips but Bangers and Mash (he he) will always beat it out when I’m ordering my meal.  The rustic-ness of the dish just screams “cold, winter day comfort food” and this is the only time I will EVER let my food commingle happily on the plate. In fact, this is one of the few dishes that I help it along…cutting up the sausages, lumping the potatoes on top and smothering the perfect bite with onion gravy. It is ridiculous.  And this is one of the only times that I enjoy a cold pint with my dinner…..this and a giant pile of blue crabs are my beer food friends.

Super easy to make, Bangers and Mash with Onion Mustard Gravy is the best comfort food recipe around. Ready in less than 30 minutes. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

 

If you’re looking for something, other than Corned Beef and Cabbage and a bowl of Colcannon, to make this St. Patrick’s Day and don’t want to spend hours braising…..this is it.   Sausage and Mashed Potatoes have never tasted so good….until you call them Bangers and Mash.  (I had to slip it in there one more time….because, ya know… I’m juvenile.)  If you want a more simple mashed potato recipe…try THIS one and then follow up your meal with an Irish style beverage or a little sweet treat!

Super easy to make, Bangers and Mash with Onion Mustard Gravy is the best comfort food recipe around. Ready in less than 30 minutes. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

 

 

Bangers and Mash with Onion-Mustard Gravy

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: irish
Keyword: bangers and mash
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 915 kcal
Author: Kellie

This Irish classic is easy to make, Bangers and Mash with Onion Mustard Gravy is ready in less than 1 hour.

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Ingredients

  • 6 sausages I used Bangers, specifically...if you can't find them you can use mild Italian sausages
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 Yukon gold potatoes unpeeled and cut into uniform bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup low fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 large onions cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 4 ounces Ale or any favorite beer, Guinness would work well
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cup low sodium beef broth

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over med-high heat until hot and beginning to ripple. Add the sausages to the pan and lightly brown on all sides. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the sausages for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer the sausages to a platter and set aside.
  3. While the sausages are roasting, add the potatoes to a large pot and fill with cold water until the potatoes are covered by about 1 inch. Bring the potatoes to a boil and cook for approximately 20 minutes or until they are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot with the heat turned off. Add 1/2 cup of milk, the yogurt and horseradish and mash the potatoes with a potato masher until combined. Add the remaining milk and continue to mash until combined and creamy but still chunky. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover with a lid or foil and keep warm until ready to serve.
  4. Over med-high heat, add the onions to the skillet and cook until deeply golden brown and caramelized, approximately 15-20 minutes. Stir in the garlic and thyme cooking for 1 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the ale and scrap up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon. Stir in the mustard thoroughly and then sift the cornstarch over the mixture before stirring into the gravy so lumps do not form. Add the broth to the mixture and continue to cook until slightly thickened, approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Serve the sausages on the mashed potatoes and top with the gravy. Serve immediately.
  6. Note: The sausages, gravy and potatoes can all be made up to 1 day in advance and stored individually in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Heat before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Bangers and Mash with Onion-Mustard Gravy
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 915 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57g 88%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 1555mg 65%
Potassium 2202mg 63%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 8g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Vitamin C 58.9%
Calcium 27.8%
Iron 67.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

9 comments on “Bangers and Mash with Onion Mustard Gravy”

  1. Don’t even get my husband started on bangers & mash! He had this dish while on a high school trip to Europe, but I’ve never had the pleasure. You recipe sounds delish and I love that the gravy is gluten free. Thank you for sharing!

  2. This looks SO good! And that onion mustard gravy sounds fabulous!!

  3. This looks so delicious and comforting. Thanks for the share 🙂

  4. LOL! This looks AMAZING. I love rhis kind of food. 🙂

  5. This sounds wonderful. I have always wanted to try this…what a comforting meal. Pinned for later. xo, Catherine

  6. I love Bangers and Mash. It has always been one of my favorite dishes when visiting the UK. Your onion mustard gravy sounds superb!

  7. My husband would go nuts over this one!!

  8. This looks fantastic! The gravy sounds fabulous!

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