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A mound of mashed potatoes topped with sausages and caramelized onions with green peas on the side
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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 796kcal
Author Eileen Kelly


  • 8 pork sausage links Note 1
  • 2 medium yellow onions, peeled sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Guinness Beer Note 2
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil Note 3
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Colman's Mustard Note 4
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley, garnish


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


Note 1: Use Irish sausage, pork sausage, or beef 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.
The nutritional values are based on bangers only. You will need to adjust calories based on what mash you use, potato or cauliflower.
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: 2sausages | Calories: 796kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 1977mg | Potassium: 783mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4mg