Gravy Sausages & Mash Potato

I was undecided about sharing this recipe as it received a mix of comments on Facebook. References were made to it being full of fat, looking “yuck” and disgusting (if you can make sausages look pretty please let me know).

This is a classic recipe that families have enjoyed for generations. To assume it is full of fat, shows that people’s perceptions of what “real” home cooking is has really been skewed in the later generations.

 

I cooked this meal in 15 minutes after being at work all day and when I didn’t really feel like cooking. It was definitely a better option then ordering takeaway.
It is made with good quality sausages, onions, peas, homemade mash potato and gravy. The only “fat” is what is in the sausages, which was about 2gm per each sausage as they were chipolatas. So to say this meal is full of fat is a pretty harsh analysis.
A takeaway pizza, burger or fried chips are what I call full of fat.
I believe this meal is a perfect budget friendly, family friendly meal that you can add extra vegetables like carrots, mushrooms, capsicum too if you wish.
INGREDIENTS
 
16 Beef Chipolata Sausages
1 Onion, sliced finely
1 Cup Fozen Peas
2 tbs Gravy Powder dissolved in 400ml water
4 Large Potatoes, for mashing
Dash if milk for mashing
Salt and pepper to taste
 
LET’S PUT IT ALTOGETHER
1. Peel the potatoes and cut into smaller pieces. Place into a large saucepan and cover with water. Put onto boil for 10-15 minutes or until soft when pricked with a fork.
2. Meanwhile, in a large dry pan brown off the onions and sausages together.
3. Over a medium hear pour in the dissolved gravy powder and stir until it thickens. Reduce the heat and add the peas. Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes.
4. Your potatoes should be ready, drain water and mash with a little milk (butter optimal) and some salt and pepper.
Serve and enjoy.
Serves: 4-6

 

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8 Responses to Gravy Sausages & Mash Potato

  1. Anonymous December 13, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    love it

  2. Becci ~ Becci's Domestic Bliss December 13, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Love it Pinning for later!

  3. Anonymous December 13, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Way to many people want to have and force their ideas of what constitutes a healthy meal down your throat. I ate this meal as a child, my children had it at least once a fortnight and now my grandchildren eat it for dinner. Good quality sauaages, cooked with zero fat, I cook tomato and onion and make a gravy, mashed potatoes and freshly steamed vegetables. A fantastic dinner, with very small amount of fat. Don’t allow their opinion worry you. They like to preach their healthy no fat no meat meals all cooked in coconut oil…
    obviously have no concept of the fact we need fat in our diets and all things in moderation are fine.

  4. Marissa @ Beautifully Organised December 14, 2013 at 5:21 am #

    We love sausages in our house! This looks great Amanda, I’ll be trying it at our house xx

  5. Anonymous December 28, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Sausages are always a hit with my boy (8).
    And there is no way to make them look pretty but it certainly looks tasty 🙂

  6. Anon July 17, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    I love my bangas and mash with gravy on a cold winters day !!!!

  7. Cindy Larrosa-Jones July 6, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    I am making this tonight!

  8. Amanda R November 2, 2016 at 7:37 am #

    you could skin the sausages in boiling water first (they also cook this way), then cut them up and add to the dish….that eliminates a lot of the ‘frying’ fat 🙂

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