Posh Bangers & Mash with Caramelised Onions & Red Wine Jus

Oh holy yumminess. (photo by Ashley)

This is a perfect dish for a chilly evening and is pretty cheap to make, so it’s good for those on a budget! I like to serve it with freshly steamed vegetables, though my flatmate likes it with curly kale. Delish with a glass of red wine.

For four people, you will need:

  • 6-8 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 150 mls milk
  • 12 good quality sausages (I used Tesco finest caramelised onion sausages)
  • 3 large onions
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 beef stock cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 250 mls red wine (cheapest one is fine
  • sunflower oil
  1. Prick your sausages (just once), place in an oven proof dish and pop in a preheated oven at 180°c.
  2. Next, make the red wine jus. Take your oxo cubes and crumble them into 500mls of warm water. Bring to the boil. Crush your garlic and add in. Chop one of your onions in half and add it to the stock. Cook for 5 mins, before adding the red wine. Turn down to a simmer and leave to reduce for 45 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the rest of the onions into fine slices. You want them to be long strips of onion, so don’t go mad. Pop them into a frying pan with a glug of oil and cook on a medium heat until they start browning (about 10-15 mins). When they’re looking nice and brown, add in the sugar and stir well. The onions will now caramelise, so leave them for another 5-10 mins on a low heat.
  4. Now, turn the sausages over to ensure even browning.
  5. Next, pop the peeled potatoes into a large saucepan of boiling water and boil. Cook them for 20 mins until soft. Heat the milk in the microwave and mash potatoes with the milk. Add salt and pepper and mash until smooth.
  6. Strain your red wine jus carefully and pop into a pretty jug.
  7. Once the mash is mashed, the sausages cooked, the onions caramelised and the red wine jus reduced, you can assemble your dinner! I usually pile the mash up in the middle and arrange three sausages on top. Then I pop the caramelised onions on the very top and pour red wine jus over the mountain. Deeeeelish. People always love the jus, so pop that on the table if there is any spare! :)