Gluten Free Bangers & Mash with Onion Beer Gravy (St Patrick's Day Dinner)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Succulent sausages cooked in a simple onion beer gravy served over creamy mash is a perfect St Patrick's Day dinner!
Bangers & Mash with Onion Beer Gravy | Easy and authentic #StPatricksDay #Dinner from Anyonita Nibbles

Yield 2 to 4 servings

Bangers & Mash with Onion Beer Gravy

Bangers & Mash is one of those stereotypical British dishes. A mountain of creamy mashed potatoes is smothered with succulent sausages and draped with rich onion beer gravy. This is comfort food at its finest and it's one of the best ways to celebrate St Patrick's Day!

Chipolata sausages simmering in onion beer gravy for #StPatrick's Day dinner | Anyonita Nibbles
In this recipe, I used chipolata sausages, which are French and not Irish at all, but you could use Irish sausages. Or your British sausages. It doesn't really matter, just use your favorite. The gravy is super easy to make and the addition of a dark ale gives it a nice, rounded flavor.  Then there's the mash. From the packet is completely unacceptable! For my mash, all you need to do is boil potatoes and pulverize them. Easy and much tastier than the stuff from the packet.

Don't forget to check out these other great #StPatricksDay recipes:

If boozing is out of the equation for you this St Pat's then eating your beer has got to be the next best thing, right? Right! You won't get drunk, because the alcohol does cook off, but you won't be skipping the St Pat's festivities altogether, either. :) Ready for some bangers & mash?


For the mashed potatoes
1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp butter
8 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

For the sausages and gravy
1 tbsp gluten free plain/all-purpose flour
1 onion,sliced
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
12 gluten free chipolata or other sausages
150ml gluten free ale
200ml pork stock


Eat your beer with this easy #StPatricks Day dinner | Anyonita Nibbles
Bangers & Mash with Onion Beer Gravy
  1. Boil potatoes in enough water to just cover them.
  2. Broil/grill sausages over high heat for four minutes. Turn over and cook for an additional two minutes.Remove.
  3. Place two tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and fry the onions until soft. Add the brown sugar and fry until golden.
  4. Sprinkle flour over the onions and allow to dissolve. Once dissolved, add the pork stock and the beer and bring to the boil.
  5. Add sausages to the saucepan and allow the sauce to thicken. Season with salt and pepper and simmer on low, covered.
  6. Drain the water from the potatoes and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add in butter, milk, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  7. Sprinkle parsley over the sausages and gravy, which should now be a thick consistency.
  8. Serve sausage and gravy over the mashed potatoes along with steamed peas.
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  1. Hi! Following the post from Enjoying yummy Recipes I am visiting to say that this is a delicious and hearty meal!

  2. You had me at "A mountain of creamy mashed potatoes..." This looks great Anyonita! I'm not sure I can get the french sausage but I'm intrigued and will look for it. I'd like to try it :)

  3. I think I just drooled! LOL YUM!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  4. Hello. This site is GORGEOUS. Thanks to Brandi of Aunt Bee's Recipes, I have found you. I want to congratulate you on receiving the Liebster Award as well. Have a great and lovely day, from your new food friend.

  5. This looks delicious. I haven't made onion gravy before. But if it has beet, I'd love it.

  6. Your bangers and mash look delcious, the gravy looks especially good, this is one of my families favorite meals, I think I need to make this up for St. Pats week. I just started a new link-up, Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up and would love to invite you to share your recipe at my linky party. :)

  7. G'day! We LOVE bangers and mash! Your photo and recipe looks so yum indeed!
    Wish I could come through the screen and try some right now!
    Pinning...:) so I can put it on my list to do!
    Cheers! Joanne

  8. I never do alcohol, even in cooking...but maybe I can find a substitute ;)

    1. No alcohol; no problem! :) You could substitute equal quantities of apple cider, white grape juice or apple juice. Alternatively, you could double up on the pork stock or substitute equal quantities of chicken stock. Or try equal quantity of water plus a bit of bacon fat added to the onions. :)

  9. I get it... this is like an Anglo version of Italian sausage and pepper... but's it sausage and potatoes instead. I love the gravy... totally foreign to this Italian-Amercian girl. I love it.

  10. Beautiful post with fabulous food Anyonita! I am having so much fun touring the world with you on our Food of The World tour. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  11. Great tutorial and just in time for St Patrick's Day for alternative to corned beef and cabbage. OR BOTH!
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  12. Have a wonderful St Patrick's Day.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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