Bangers and Mash, also known as Mashed Potatoes and Sausages, are the ultimate comfort food that everyone can’t get enough of. Made with vegan sausage, caramelized onions, the most amazing pan gravy and buttery mashed potatoes for an epic meal. Filling and budget friendly, and the whole family will love it.
In my opinion a good gravy is what makes every meal better and much more comforting. A perfect example for this is also my recipe for Salisbury Steak.
For this Bangers and mash, I make an onion gravy. Caramelizing onions for this does take some time, but I find it is really worth it to take a dish from amazing to utterly delicious.
Why you want to make Bangers and Mash any time
I use balsamic vinegar which is amazing as it creates a deep, savory and satisfying flavor. In my gusto there is no need to use wine, balsamic vinegar delivers the same results. If it happen you have a favorite wine this will make a great substitute, friends.
The combination from the roux which I made with vegetable broth, the onions of course and all the amazing flavors of mashed potatoes make this every time a win. There isn’t anything more comforting than this dish.
While you are cooking this Bangers and Mash, you will smell all this fantastic flavors in your kitchen. Means that you will notice the preparation itself is as satisfying the result, yum.
You will love this onion gravy which you will alone often use for many dishes.
What you need for this Bangers and Mash recipe
Mashed potatoes — you will love my recipe linked in the recipe card. The secret to amazing mashed potatoes is a combination of dairy free butter, olive oil and oat or almond milk, because this really makes them so rich, fantastic, buttery, creamy and top notch. I like to use of course lots of garlic. You can’t go wrong with garlic, it really takes the flavor beyond amazing.
Dairy free butter and olive oil: This can’t be done without both we all love the rich and buttery flavor and robust flavors from olive oil. Also it is great to use oil with butter, because it provide a higher smoking point without lacking all the amazing flavors that butter provide.
Onions: these are the star of the show, to be precise caramelized onions. You can tell you will use these for many other dishes to come.
Garlic: I tell you that again you can’t never have enough garlic. The more the better.
Balsamic vinegar: This is such a great substitute for wine while it is truly kids friendly. It creates that deep, winery and rich flavor. That everyone love from red or white wine, yum.
Vegetable broth adds a great layer of flavor which is fantastic among the other ingredients.
Brown sugar: I tried sugar, but boy oh boy the Bangers and Mash turned out amazing with brown sugar a sweet and caramel flavor that is too good to be true.
Mustard and tamari really highlight a umami flavor which is so good when it comes to comfort food.
How to make Bangers and Mash
In a pan, heat 2 Tbsp dairy free butter and 2 Tbsp oil. Wait until hot, then add vegan sausages and cook them for 4 minutes until they are brown all around. Remove then from the pan and set them aside.
Next in the same pan, heat 4 Tbsp butter. Add onions, brown sugar, and garlic. Caramelize them for at least 20 minutes at medium to low heat. Keep stirring.
At the same time, make the Garlic Mashed Potatoes according to my recipe instructions.
After caramelizing the onions, it’s time to make a slurry from 1 Tbsp of vegetable broth and 1 tsp of corn starch. Whisk that into the onions, and then continue with the remaining vegetable broth, balsamic vinegar, mustard, tamari, and a pinch of salt plus pepper. Cooked until thickened for 4 minutes, add sausages back to the pan and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve the Bangers and Mash on plates.
You can store leftovers for around 3 days in the fridge.
For freezing the Bangers and Mash, I would recommend you do that for the gravy which can be frozen for 6 months.
However, it is better to make the sausages right before. The mashed potatoes can also be frozen for around 3 months.
- 4 vegan sausages
- 2 cups onions, sliced
- 6 Tbsp dairy free butter
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup Tamari
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1/2 tsp corn starch
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp mustard
- salt, pepper to taste
- Mashed Potatoes
- Heat 2 Tbs butter in a pan and the same amount of oil in a pan. Add sausages cook them for around 4 minutes, remove.
- Give remaining 4 Tbsp butter into the same pan. Add onions, garlic, and brown sugar. Caramelize for 20 minutes.
- Make mashed potatoes, see linked recipe directions.
- Prepare a cornstarch slurry by mixing 1 Tbsp vegetable broth with 1 tsp corn starch. Whisk into the onions, then add remaining broth, tamari, mustard, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Return the sausages to the onion gravy and let simmer for another 5 minutes on low heat.
- Serve with mashed potatoes and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 2014mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 12g