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Sausages with red onion gravy and sweet potato mash

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Sausages with sweet potato and squash mash
Sausages with sweet potato and squash mash
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe This updated version of sausage and mash is a delicious alternative to the classic. The sweet potato mash is smooth and sweet and works perfectly with meaty sausages. This recipe also shows how to make a super speedy onion gravy using a few clever ingredients and a little know how. Serve with steamed veggies for a family meal everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 750g sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 8 pork sausages
  • 1tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 3tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 concentrated beef gravy pot (we used Knorr)
  • 2tsp cornflour mixed to a paste with 2tsp cold water
  • 30g butter
  • 3tbsp milk

Adding balsamic vinegar to onion gravy gives it a deep flavour and colour- just make sure to boil it for a little white to get rid of any acidity.

Method

  1. Pour boiling water from the kettle into a pan, add the sweet potato and bring back to the boil. Cook for 10-15 minutes until tender.
  2. At the same time, fry the sausages in a dry frying pan or cook under the grill for 10 minutes until they’re browned and cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan. Add the wedges of onion and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes to soften. Stir in the balsamic vinegar, 300ml (½pt) water, the beef gravy pot and cornflour paste. Bring to the boil, stirring, until thickened slightly. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the sweet potatoes, mash with the butter and milk, and then season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve with the sausages and onion gravy.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 571(kcal)
  • Fat 31.0g
  • Saturates 13.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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