Tuesday, 27 January 2015

slowcooker sausage with onion gravy

I was pondering on some sausages I bought last week.  So I went a searching the internet for a recipe and decided on one from netmums  I changed it a little but not to much 

Ingredients (serves 4)
1 tbsp olive oil
8 sausages ( we had 9 lamb and meat butchers sausages)
3 onions (in half then in thick, half moon slices), sliced
2.5 tbsp plain flour
500ml beef stock (or chicken)
3 tbsp chutney (or pickle - any type we used Christmas chutney leftover from Christmas)
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp black pepper ( I used much less but to taste)
250g of small potatoes or cut into bitesize chunks 
250g chestnut or button mushrooms halved or sliced chunky

Set the slow cooker to HIGH
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the sausages and quickly brown on all sides, then transfer to the slow cooker
Add the onions to the frying pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft but not brown - stir in the flour and cook gently for 1-2 minutes
Make sure you scrape all the flour from the bottom of the pan
Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the stock - bring to the boil, stirring continuously, until thickened
Stir in the chutney, Worcestershire sauce and pepper
Transfer to the slow cooker with potatoes 
Turn the slow cooker down to LOW, put the lid on and cook on LOW for 5-8 hours I cooked on high for 4 hours  adding the mushrooms around an hour before serving 
Serve with vegetables and mash

it's not the prettiest dish but it was a great everyday good tasting dish :o) Next time I will brown the sausages more and maybe add some more vegetables in the slowcooker.