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Every so often I would make bangers and mash for dinner. I usually use Bratwurst sausages. But in the month of March, my market always carries Irish bangers. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d make it as Irish as possible. Starting with the Irish bangers and then the Guinness beer. You have Bangers and Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy! I served my bangers with green onions and buttermilk mashed potatoes but feel free to use your favorite mashed potato recipe. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
- 1 pound of Irish banger sausages (bratwurst would be a good substitute)
- 1/4 cup of Guinness beer
- olive oil for cooking
- 3 starchy potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 4 scallions, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup of buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons of milk (1/8 cup)
- salt and pepper to season
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup of Guinness beer
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can of beef broth
- 1 tablespoon of Worstershire sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch
- 1/4 cup of water
Place sausages in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of beer into the skillet along with a drizzle of olive oil. Cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar. Cook until beer evaporates. Slowly cook each side of the sausages until brown and crisp and the center is no longer pink.
To make the mash, place potatoes in medium sauce pan and cover with water, enough to cover the potatoes. Cook over medium high to high heat. When the water comes to a boil, season with salt. Let it cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 25-30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook scallions over medium heat with a little bit of olive oil until very slightly brown, about 3-4 minutes. Drain potatoes and add butter, buttermilk, milk, cooked scallions, salt and pepper. Mash until desired consistency. Check for seasoning.
For the gravy, melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook until soften. Pour beer, scrape the bottom of the pan and let it reduce, about 1 minute. Then add beef broth and Worstershire sauce. Mix cornstarch and water together and pour into the skillet. Cook over medium high heat until reduced to desired thickness.
Serve mash on a plate then place bangers on the mash and pour the gravy on top. Optional: garnish with chopped fresh Italian parsley.
64 thoughts on “Bangers and Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy”
Oh, you’re lucky if your market carries English or Irish sausages. They are such nice fresh sausages and great for this dish. My favorite UK comfort food when we lived there….
IIIIII agreeeeee!! Oh, to have English sausages. Good memories of my time in London.
I’m so glad they do carry them once a year. My favorite too when I visited England.
– Everyone’s posting St. Patrick’s Day themed dishes except me! And I grew up in N. Ireland. To be honest I didn’t even know when it is.
– Perfect comfort food. Although I’ve never tried mash with buttermilk. Nice.
My first time using buttermilk in mash potatoes, it’s quite good!
I didn’t really notice a huge difference with using buttermilk, but my tastebuds are pretty unsophisticated. Anne still wonders why I love those Dorito tacos from Taco Bell. 🙂 But the scallions were definitely a great addition to the potatoes. It gave it a nice pop of flavor.
It was delicious. I’m loving the cooked scallions in the potatoes. 🙂
This dish looks so~ delicious that I am out of words.
Thanks Fae! 🙂
Awesome…. I just saw this made on TV and it intrigued me. And, to be honest, your recipe looks way more delicious than theirs!! Can’t wait to try it!!
So kind of you to say, thanks Cecile!
Anne, I am loving the Guinness beer in the recipe. This is so cool! Looks delicious 🙂
Thank you Judy, always lovely to hear from you. 🙂 xo
I wish I had a plate of this right now! I was going to tell you how good the sausages look, then about how intrigued I was about buttermilk in the potatoes, then mention how good the Guinness gravy sounded. Then I realized I am just in love with the whole thing and had too many comments to list 😉
That’s so nice of you to say Andi –thank you so much! 🙂
This could be a 5 star meal on any day. Its the kind of comfort food where you can only find it at home. They serve this at restaurants but they are never gonna taste the same. And the Guinness beer gravy is fantastic. I will need to try this recipe!
Thank you so much Danny! So lovely of you to say. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment.
What’s not to love about this one? Sausages, mashed potatoes, and gravy made with beer. If there’s a way you can sneak some bacon into the recipe, you’d have all of the major food groups covered. 🙂
I always try to sneak alcohol into my cooking and baking! It’s so much fun to eat. 😀 Thanks so much for the follow John. xx
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Sorry Anne but i dont know this dish and i have a question:
Is better to serve it with Cold bier or some lovely red wine(chianti pinot cabernet)????:)
Hi Massi, this dish will go well with some cold beer. English ale, if you can get some. 🙂
This is gorgeous and the perfect comfort dish. Loving that onion Guinness gravy, it makes me want to lick the screen. Happy St. Patties day weekend to you!
Thanks Bobbi! And thanks for taking the time to comment.
I’m sorry to say I’ve never had Banger Sausage, but it sure looks good, especially the Guinness gravy!
Thanks Jan! If you enjoy fresh sausages with gravy and mash potatoes, you’ll like this one.
Loving the Guinness in the gravy, very clever.
Awesome photos! Looks delicious.
Thank you Rosemary!
Guiness gravy – you have me there! I MUSt try guiness gray (adore all kinds of gravy 🙂 )
Thanks Claire! 🙂 For some reason, this comment went into my spam box. Sorry for the delayed response.
Ohhh that looks good. I might have to make it tomorrow, actually I think I could eat it now! Thanks for coming by & liking my Welsh Cakes xx
The next best thing to having a Guinness with your dinner, is a Guinness IN your dinner! This looks heavenly!! I love St. Patrick’s Day!!! 🙂
Thanks Lisa! I always sneak in alcohol in my cooking or baking whenever I can. 😀
We watched the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small based on James Herriot’s books. They often mention “bangers and mash” and I never knew what it was! Thanks for posting!
Thanks for taking the time to comment!
I so wish I’d seen this earlier!! I’d love to have made this for dinner tonight. It’s just perfect for St Patty’s Day! xx
Thanks Barb! xx
Love the sound of that gravy with the bangers and mash. Going to have to give that a go. 🙂
Wish I’d seen this yesterday! No worries, I still have a can of Guinness left in my fridge and I am definitely making your yummy dish this week! Thanks for visiting!
Thank you so much!
HELLO! Oh my gosh that looks soooo good right now. I love how you actually posted something authentic and Irish, not just something green. Mmm the caramelized onions are beautiful!
Thanks Allie! Green bangers and mash wouldn’t look very attractive. 😉
I made a similar recipe like this tasty classic British one & I love it too, fropm time to time! MMMMM! Sometimes I add pear or apple slices to the stew!
That looks AMAZING!
Thanks Pam! 🙂
Guinness? Did you say Guinness?? That looks so mouthwatering and tasty. 🙂
Thanks hon! 😉 So nice of you to visit.
I’ve never had bangers before. Guiness onion gravy sounds very delicious over the mashed potatoes. Perfect meal for St. Patrick’s Day.
This dish is on the heavy side so I do have it once in a while. But it is delicious if you dig fresh sausage with mash potatoes and gravy. Thanks for stopping by Nami.
Very festive!!! I love your gravy – so many great flavours added to your lovely dish! I made green cookies for St. Patrick’s Day
Thanks! I always try to sneak some alcohol into my cooking and baking. 😉
An oldie but goodie! Really simple and easy recipe for home, I’d love whipping this up any time just to enjoy as a meal 😉
Thank you! 🙂
Love the sound of Guiness gravy! Now St Patrick’s Day has gone, St George’s Day is next! Thank you for stopping by ‘tasteandlight’. Rob.
Great Recipe and pictures Anne 🙂
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