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Bailey's British Bangers And Mash With Onion Gravy
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Bailey's British Bangers And Mash With Onion Gravy

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

I think probably my favourite type of comfort food is this good old classic, bangers and mash with onion gravy, especially in this prolonged winter spell that we are currently having in Britain. This is a very warming, cheering and satisfying dish and easy to make. This is one of those dishes which is very easily veganised, by using meat-free sausages (I use the Linda McCartney ones most often, which are delicious, vegan and only cost £1 for a packet of 6. I am pretty sure that is cheaper than the average packet of traditional meat sausages!) I particularly love this with onion gravy, although I must admit, I cheat and don’t make the gravy completely from scratch. This method is quicker and just as tasty. I also like to save on washing the dishes afterwards as well as cooking time, so I cook the sausages in the same pan as the gravy, and it helps to marinade them with the flavour too. (but it is up to you, if you want to do them separately). This is perfect served with steamed green beans, or as in my picture, peas and sweetcorn.

Preparation and cooking time: about 40 minutes

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 2 vegan sausages (or more, depending on size)

For the mash:

  • 1 large potato (of the fluffy type, suitable for mashing)
  • Around 2 tbsp plant milk, such as rice or oatmilk
  • 1-2 tbsp vegan margarine e.g. Vitalite
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Black pepper (optional)

For the gravy:

  • 1 vegetable stock cube or 1 Bouillon block
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Half of 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Around half a pint of water

Method

1) Peel the potato, chop into pieces and boil in salted water until soft, about 20-25 minutes.

2) Whilst potato is cooking, crush the garlic and chop the onion and fry gently in a saucepan until soft, around 5 minutes.

3) Put sausages into same pan as garlic and onion, and fry for about 2-3 minutes until lightly browned.

4) Make up vegetable stock according to packet instructions (usually around ½ pint of boiling water to one cube).Stir well to make sure stock cube is thoroughly dissolved.

5) When stock is ready, add it to the pot with the sausages and onions/garlic, bring to the boil briefly, then simmer. It should thicken up after a few minutes.

6) When potato is cooked, using a potato masher or a fork, mash it well.  Whilst warm, stir in vegan margarine, 2 tbsp of the plant milk, and salt and pepper (Not too much seasoning needed,as there is a lot in the gravy).

8)Serve sausages and mash on plate with gravy poured over, and other veg of your choice.

Enjoy, let me know what you think! Your votes and comments are much appreciated.

 

 

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. No Name
    Very nice entry. I have given you a vote on this one. BTW I would like to wish you a lot of luck on this one. Seems there are some people or just one blogger with her followers flagging all of my account for deletion. I have had this happen now twice to me. I do not know if it is really worth posting anything else here to only have it removed becasue of this group of friends for one blogger. All I can say is hope you can keep your posts and it does not happen to you. it seems one of their entries was removed and the people who were answering for this person have been submitting letters here to complain about my entries now to have them all removed. I wonder how old these people are and why in the world such a childish game has to be played on this site. I leave comments on posts that are nice and never attack any person at all. To have this done now seems a little strange and very unprofessional in my eye. Good luck on this one and hope they do not do the same to you.
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    1. Veganara
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      Sorry to hear that Naya. I don't know what is going on either, but they seem to be picking on people on all the Goodblogs sites! Have you had any of your posts removed then? SnakeWitch left because of all the problems, because of the way she was treated. As you say, maybe I will be next.....
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      1. No Name
        Yesterday they removed one post on Top Page and today one that was here for a very long time on new Post Page. This one was very strange to see this and at this time I was angry with all these childish acts of other bloggers here attacking a person because they had issues with their own blog. I just received an email stating that my post had been flagged by many people and it was temp removed for further investigation. Flagged that means that they received a complaint to thier contact account about my post. How else would this be flagged???? Very strange. I am not one to play a game such as this and will not be part of this one. If these people want to flag all of my post I invite them to please do so. This is a very childish act and not one that should be allowed here on a site such as this.
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        1. Veganara
          Veganara
          Have they told you that other bloggers were complaining about you? They may not have been. It may have just been the site admin who flagged it because they thought there was something "suspicious" about it. They are getting really strict and nitpicky with everyone at present, not just you, don't worry! I haven't had any of my posts removed but I have had emails about some of them, telling me off about things!
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    2. Kelita kellman
      This does look yummy...maybe dinner? lol
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  2. Clare
    Clare
    Yum this definitely looks like some delicious comfort food. Thanks for the great recipe. :) Voted.
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  3. Granny Smith
    Granny Smith
    Oh my this looks delicious and I will copy this now to try. I will need to go shopping I do not have any vegan sausages in my home. Voted
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  10. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Wow! Bangers & Mash....as you'd said earlier, you would post on this! I like the recipe, it's so easy and is very much like the way, we Indians make our curries. This too looks delightfully tasty. Though this one's already on top, yet I would vote and thank you for this wonderful recipe! :)
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  11. Doctor Mom
    Awesome!
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  12. kristo
    kristo
    aiii! this was voted to top posts before I saw it! voted (though late). If you can find "vital wheat gluten" (the main ingredient in seitan) you can make vegan "bangers" just by adding some spices, and steaming the dough in tin foil. very easy and you can be really creative by adding dried fruit to your petite saucisse. ps. have you seen Heston Blumenthal's tv special on the traditional English Breakfast, including bangers and mash??? very inventive.
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    1. Veganara
      Veganara
      Thanks Kristo! No I haven't seen Heston Blumenthal's TV special, but he is extremely inventive.I wish he would do more veggie/vegan stuff though! I have thought of making my own bangers, may take up your suggestion. Maybe that will be a future recipe here for TFV! I am looking for some wheat gluten anyway, as I want it for a vegan "fish"cakes recipe. I think I will have to order it online.
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    2. Veganara
      Veganara
      Thanks Kristo! No I haven't seen Heston Blumenthal's TV special, but he is extremely inventive.I wish he would do more veggie/vegan stuff though! I have thought of making my own bangers, may take up your suggestion. Maybe that will be a future recipe here for TFV! I am looking for some wheat gluten anyway, as I want it for a vegan "fish"cakes recipe. I think I will have to order it online.
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