Irish bangers and mash with a Guinness onion gravy with a side of fresh peas.
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Granny's Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash with is sausage in a savory brown gravy over mashed potatoes! My Granny's traditional recipe with my twists making an amazing dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine British, Irish
Keyword Comfort Food, Saint Patrick's Day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 182kcal
Author Eileen xo


  • 8 sausage links Note 1
  • 2 medium yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup Guinness Beer Note 2
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil Note 3
  • 2 cups fat-free beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coleman's Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a skillet, over medium heat add olive. Add in the sausages to brown, around 6 minutes. Remove sausage and set aside.
  • Add in butter. Stir in onions, simmer about 15 minutes to soften and carmelize onion, stirring frequently.
  • Pour in Guinness and stir up and brown bits sticking to the bottom of skillet. Remove a few Tablespoons of the warm Guinness and place in a small bowl. Whisk the flour into the Guinness until smooth, no lumps. Pour back into the pan and whisk all together.
  • Add beef broth, Worcestershire Sauce, Coleman's Mustard, parsley, and thyme. Stir together. Add bangers back in.
  • Reduce heat to a low simmer. Cover pot with lid and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes. 


Note 1: Use Irish sausage or pork sausage. 
Note 2: If you don't cook with alcohol, increase beef broth.
Note 3: Non-stick cooking spray can be used in place of oil.
Note 4: The nutritional values are based on bangers only.
I am not a registered dietician, I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes


Serving: 2sausage | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1.1mg