05 July 2016

Sticky Red Onion & Sausage Bake with Gravy (vegan)

Sticky Red Onion & Sausage Bake with a Rich Gravy (vegan) www.tinnedtomatoes.com

I've made this bake a few times. Graham and Cooper both love vegan sausages and this is a way of serving them that's more interesting and more of a meal than serving them plain.

I particularly like this dish because it takes hardly any preparation. The most I have to do is peel potatoes to serve with it.

With this dish I can put a substantial and healthy meal on the table on a weeknight and feel like a domestic goddess. I have to admit weeknights don't usually look like this. You'll generally see me making pasta, soup, dal or toasties with salad. Nothing complicated or time consuming. Just an easy meal that doesn't take too long.




To make this bake the red onions and sausages are roasted in the oven. When they are crisp and brown I add a rich gravy and pop it back in the oven while I cook potatoes for mash. I serve the bake with mashed potato and peas for a comfort-on-a-plate dinner. It's really, really tasty and would please the most hesitant veggie.

I use Linda McCartney Sausages which are suitable for vegans and a mixture of a gravy pot and vegetable stock cubes for the gravy. You could use your favourite sausages and make your own gravy if you like, these are my weeknight shortcuts.

I do hope you give this one a try. I'm sure you'll love it, my boys do and so do I.


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Sticky Red Onion & Sausage Bake with Gravy (vegan)
An easy vegan sausage and red onion bake in a rich gravy. A simple bake that's easy to make on a weeknight. Serve with mashed potato and peas for the ultimate comfort dish.
Ingredients
  • a generous spray of rapeseed oil
  • 12 frozen vegan sausages
  • 4 red onions
  • 1 gravy stock pot
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 500ml/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • a good grinding of black pepper
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 220c/200c fan/425f/Gas 7.2. Peel and quarter the onions, then place them in a roasting tray with the sausages. Give them a generous spray of rapeseed oil, then toss them to coat.3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until starting to brown.4. Pour 500ml of boiling water into a jug or bowl and add the gravy pot, stock cubes and thyme and stir until dissolved.5. Pour the gravy over the sausages and onions, then season with black pepper and pop back in the oven for another 20-25 minutes until the gravy has thickened.6. Serve with mash and peas.7. Enjoy!
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Yield: Serves 3-4






If you like this dish, you may like some of my other bakes



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36 comments:

  1. Easy and tasty! only used 3 large onions though, more than enough for 3 kids,+ 2 adults. I will be bearing this recipe in mind whenever we have sausages in future! Delicious.

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    1. Pop in as many onions as you like Alma. It sometimes depends on how big they are how many you add. It is good. I hope you try it.

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  2. I like the sound of the sticky sauce - I haven't made a sausage bake for years - but I have bookmarked this as I was looking for sausage bakes recently - is the gravy a pot of ready to use or intense like a stock powder and what volume is it?

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    1. I used a knorr stockpot which is like a jelly (veggie), you dissolve in hot water. I added more water than the pack says and stock cubes for extra flavour. You could use any gravy Johanna. This volume of gravy worked well. I have made it with less gravy & it was really thick and sticky. It's a great family dish.

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  3. That looks delicious!!! I've never tried vegan sausages before - wonder what goes into them!!! Will check these out next time I'm at the supermarket...

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    1. You can use your own favourite sausages Tina. Well worth it.

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  4. Linda McCartney sausages are the BEST!
    I love that this is all cooked in one dish in the oven. Something about making gravy that seems like so much effort when everything else is ready! Will try this for sure!

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    1. They are really handy to have in the freezer and my boys really like them. Adding the gravy to cook with them is really timesaving.

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  5. Awesome recipe! Thank you for saying it was vegan, I almost left bc I don't want to try to veganize another recipe at the moment! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Awww I know what you mean Brandie, I do a lot of that too :)

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  6. I've never tried vegan sausages, but this looks so easy and delicious!

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    1. They are great actually Sarah and lots of brands to try or you could make your own, but for this dish you can use your own favourite sausages.

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  7. Looks delicious and like an easy and fast meal. I am bookmarking this!

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  8. No harm in "weeknight shortcuts"! Sounds like a fun option with breakfast sausages, maybe a little drizzle of maple syrup? Mmmmm

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    1. Yes I am sure that would taste great with the maple syrup.

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  9. I love meals that don't take too long and something like this that you just put in the oven in perfect for weeknights!

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    1. Oh me too Corina, I am always up for easy!

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  10. This is just the kind of weeknight supper we love in our house... veggie sausages are a staple, and I love your idea of making a rich onion gravy for them to soak in while you make the mash. I am totally doing this next week!

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    1. Oh good, do enjoy them Katie, I am sure your boys will too.

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  11. Love this, and so easy to adapt between vegan, vegetarian and non-veggie sausages too. Very versatile.

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    1. Definitely, it's very versatile and so simple.

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  12. Sausages and mash has always been one of my favourite dinners - ultimate comfort food! I love the idea of cooking the gravy right in with the sausages so it gets nice and rich. Yum yum.

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  13. This looks like something my non veggie friends would eat without complaining as it looks delicious.

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  14. What a gorgeous looking dish and I'm thinking the gravy would be good with so many other dishes too. I may have to see if I can convert the kids to these sausages, I think with that gravy they should easily be persuaded!

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  15. I'm drooling - i love sausages (unsurprisingly) but I really enjoy veggie ones too. The stickiness looks yum!

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    1. Use your favourite sausages for this one Stuart :)

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  16. That looks so good Jacqueline. I love meals that you throw on a tray in the oven. I'd be cutting the potatoes into wedges and sticking them in there too!

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    1. That is a brilliant Idea, I'll try that next time, don't know why I didn't think of that!

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  17. WELL! That just goes to show that you don't have to miss out on bangers and onions if you are a veggie! This looks wonderful and my mum and sister who are veggie would love this!

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    1. Oh good this a good one for you to all enjoy together then :)

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  18. Sadly, we don't have Linda McCartney sausages in Australia, but there are, of course, substitutes ... talking of substitutes, I couldn't be bothered to cook the potatoes separately, so cut them small and tossed them in. We don't have "gravy pot" here either (to my knowledge), but I did have some left over passata sauce and the rinsing from a tin of tomatoes used in another recipe so used that, along with some stock powder for the gravy combined with a bit of cornflour and I ended up with a totally delicious meal which we had with some freshly picked salad from our garden. Thank you for yet another brilliant recipe.

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    1. You've run with the recipe. That's exactly what I'd do. So glad you tried it. I bet your tomato twist was fab.

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