I have always been proud of my European heritage. My grandfather was born in Ireland and immigrated to American with his parents in 1905. We also have some English, Scottish, German and Polish in our family as well.
My grandmother loved to cook traditional dishes my grandfather had when he was a boy in Ireland, like the Irish Bangers and Mash Recipe.
One of his favorite meals was Bangers and Mash. My mom learned to cook it and we would always have it on St. Patrick’s Day. It is still a favorite in our home. I have made it with a bit of tweaking of mom’s recipe.
I make a Irish Bangers and Mash Recipe With Balsamic Onion Gravy. It is just as fantastic as I remember, but even a bit better! And the perfect drink to finish off this meal for the adults is my Jameson Whiskey Sour Apple Fizz Cocktail.
What you will love about this Irish Bangers and Mash Recipe is how affordable, easy and delicious it is. Which is what we are all about here at Kicking it with Kelly! My kids love mashed potatoes, my husband loves sausage and I love onions.
This Irish Bangers and Mash Recipe is made for our family. I can have it ready in about 30-40 minutes and it is gone in minutes! When I have time, I will make the potatoes from scratch. When I don’t, I use the pre=packaged flakes from the grocery store.
2 Tbsp olive oil
8 large sausages
2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced
1 1/4 Tbsp beef broth
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
4 Tbsp olive oil
4 tsp corn starch
4 tsp cold water
salt and fresh ground pepper
2 packages of instant mashed potatoes or 2 pounds of russet potatoes.
green onions as garnish
Step 1: On medium heat, add 2 tbs. oil in a large saute pan and add the sausages. Fry until the sausages are golden brown, about 20 minutes.. Turn often for even cooking. Set aside when fully cooked.
Step 2: Prepare the mashed potatoes according to the directions on the bag. If making potatoes from scratch, peel, cube, boil and mash. Add butter, salt and cream.
Step 3: Add remaining oil and butter in a large saucepan on low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the sliced onions and cover with a lid. Cook on low heat for 10 mins or until the onions translucent.
Step 4: Add the sugar and balsamic vinegar and toss to combine. Cover with the lid and cook for 5 minutes. Add the beef stock and cook uncovered for 5 minutes on medium heat.
In a small bowl mix the corn starch with the cold water to create a thin paste. Pour 1 tbsp. of the gravy into the starch mixture and mix thoroughly.
Pour the starch mixture into the gravy. Cook for an additional 10 minutes until the gravy is thick
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 8 banger sausages
- 2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 1/4 Tbsp beef broth
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 tsp corn starch
- 4 tsp cold water
- salt and fresh ground pepper
- 2 packages of Golden mash instant pot
- green onions as garnish
- On medium heat, add 2 tbs. oil in a large saute pan and add the sausages.
- Fry until the sausages are golden brown, about 20 minutes.. Turn often for even cooking. Set aside when fully cooked.
- Prepare the mashed potatoes according to the directions on the bag.
- Add remaining oil and butter in a large saucepan on low heat.
- Once the butter is melted, add the sliced onions and cover with a lid.
- Cook on low heat for 10 mins or until the onions translucent.
- Add the sugar and balsamic vinegar and toss to combine
- Cover with the lid and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the beef stock and cook uncovered for 5 minutes on medium heat.
- In a small bowl mix the corn starch with the cold water to create a thin paste.
- Pour 1 tbsp. of the gravy into the starch mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Pour the starch mixture into the gravy.
- Cook for an additional 10 minutes until the gravy is thick
Do you have a traditional meal you make on St. Patty’s Day? I would love to hear about it!
Lana simanovicki saysMarch 14, 2018 at 3:12 pm
This looks delicious
We usually have corned beef
Melissa Chapman saysMarch 14, 2018 at 4:55 pm
That does look like a great meal and I hope you make it on a regular basis not just on the holiday. I try to be vegan so i can adjust this with my veggie sausages.
stacey saysMarch 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm
This is a very tasty and hardy meal that I’ve enjoyed a few times. The recipe looks very straight forward.
Brenda Kight saysMarch 14, 2018 at 6:28 pm
We have never really had a traditional meal on St. Patrick’s Day! This sure does look like a good to start with, looks so delicious!
Jeanette saysMarch 14, 2018 at 6:29 pm
This is perfect for my St Patricak’s Day party! This makes my mouth water just thinking about making it! I am to Irish myself, but I LOVE eating Irish food.
robin rue saysMarch 14, 2018 at 7:03 pm
This sounds like something my husband would love. He loves different sausage dishes.
Lisa saysMarch 14, 2018 at 7:06 pm
These sausages look so darn appetizing… I just ate dinner and want them now! This is the perfect for meal for this weekend’s St. Patty’s festivities.
Danielle Fox saysMarch 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm
I know my husband would love this – I think I will try it out soon – I pinned it thanks!
Amy saysMarch 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm
My Irish husband enjoys sausage like this. I think the gravy sounds fantastic!
TColeman saysMarch 14, 2018 at 8:46 pm
This looks like such an amazing dish. I am definitely adding this to my meal plan.
Sue E saysMarch 14, 2018 at 9:22 pm
WOW! Now I know what Bangers are. This looks and sounds great! I wouldn’t have this on St. Patty’s Day. But I would have it some other day. YUM!
Dawn Lopez saysMarch 14, 2018 at 9:29 pm
This looks really delicious to serve for St. Patty’s! I’ve heard of Bangers before but I never knew what they were exactly. Now that I know I need to try this recipe out and see how they taste.
Sarah L saysMarch 14, 2018 at 10:44 pm
What kind of sausage are bangers? This recipe looks so good to me.
adriana saysMarch 14, 2018 at 10:55 pm
This recipe looks so good. I love onions so i know for a fact that i would love this.
Tina Hogan Grant saysMarch 14, 2018 at 11:25 pm
Oh, this looks yummy. I will definitely try this.. Having an Irish father and an Irish Name (Hogan) we celebrate St Patrick’s day with all the family.
Tara saysMarch 14, 2018 at 11:57 pm
Oh yum, this looks so good! We don’t have a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal but I might try this!
Crystal Carder saysMarch 15, 2018 at 6:21 am
This is a meal my husband would love! It looks fairly simple to make and a switch up on the way we usually make our sausages.
mycraftingworld saysMarch 15, 2018 at 6:45 am
This sounds so good. I love cooked onions too. I will have to see if my hubby would want this. Thank you for the recipe.
Kristi Ann saysMarch 15, 2018 at 8:56 am
This sounds delicious! I never would have thought to make something like this. How perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Lisa Bristol saysMarch 15, 2018 at 9:14 am
This dish looks so delicious mean. I am sure it will be a big hit in my house. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this weekend.
Aduke Schulist saysMarch 15, 2018 at 12:18 pm
I am not Irish but I could totally get on board with this. It looks delicious.
Sarah Bailey saysMarch 15, 2018 at 2:45 pm
Oh my goodness how delicious does this look! I have to admit I love bangers and mash and that gravy sounds deliciious.
Stacie saysMarch 15, 2018 at 7:31 pm
What a delicious looking meal for St. Patrick’s Day. I haven’t had it before. I’ll have to try it.
Ada saysMarch 16, 2018 at 12:59 am
This looks so good. Totally the perfect St. Patrick’s Day dish.
Alicia saysMarch 16, 2018 at 11:28 am
My grandmother’s mother was Irish. I never got to know her, unfortunately, but she passed on many Irish recipes to my grandmother. This is similar to some my grandmother used to make.
Ruthie Ridley saysMarch 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm
This looks amazing!! Now I am hungry!!!
Tiffany saysMarch 16, 2018 at 4:49 pm
We love celebrating St. Patty’s Day in this house! It is all about corned beef and cabbage and bangers and mash. So good!
Sarah L saysMarch 16, 2018 at 10:36 pm
I will be making this for St. Patrick’s Day. I like the flavors and the history of it.
TColeman saysMarch 16, 2018 at 11:42 pm
This dish looks like it is packed full of flavor. It is definitely one that I will be trying in the near future.
Nicole Caudle saysMarch 16, 2018 at 11:57 pm
I’ve never heard of this dish before. It looks delicious.
Amy D saysMarch 17, 2018 at 12:59 pm
What a lovely recipe for today, St. Patrick’s Day! I have never cooked sausage like this, and I am so excited to try it! 🙂
Ruth I. saysMarch 19, 2018 at 9:34 am
I am excited to try this delicious dish! It looks so flavorful. I’ve never tasted this before.
Nancy saysMarch 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm
This looks like a yummy and authentic meal. It would be great any time of the year! I must try it!
Oyinkan Ogunleye saysMarch 20, 2018 at 11:52 pm
I don’t know anything about Irish food! So its so great that you made this to share this information.
Jacqueline Hughes saysMarch 21, 2018 at 2:03 am
I have never had this dish before and didn’t know what it was till I just saw your blog and recipe it looks so delicious I will have to try it. I love potatoes and sausage I just have never tried them with gravy.
Jackie saysMarch 22, 2018 at 2:20 am
I don’t eat meat but the rest I could punish. I love everything balsamic.
Lauryn R saysMarch 22, 2018 at 2:13 pm
This sounds absolutely delicious! I have never made this from scratch before, I can’t wait to try! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!
Sarah L saysMarch 22, 2018 at 9:27 pm
I made this on Sunday. The flavors were so good. Wonderful gravy.
Kristina saysMarch 26, 2018 at 3:46 pm
This looks so delicious! Will be making for dinner tonight for myself and the hubby! Thank you for the receipe, momma;
Shakeia Rieux saysMarch 26, 2018 at 6:10 pm
This looks and sounds good! I definitely want to try it it’s something different.
Robin Creager saysMarch 26, 2018 at 9:36 pm
I’ve never thought of having bangers for St. Patty’s Day we usually have Corned Beef and mashed potatoes. These look very delicious! I’ll have to pin for later.
kate g saysApril 7, 2018 at 2:13 am
I was salivating just looking at the pictures. It makes me realize I don’t make sausages enough and this looks like an excellent recipe. Thank you.
Cami Valenzuela saysApril 8, 2018 at 11:09 pm
Oh yummy. This sounds great. Also pretty season so great for busy days.
Sarah L saysApril 15, 2018 at 10:48 pm
I like the gravy in this recipe so much. And it’s so good on the potatoes.
Mary Songer saysJuly 16, 2018 at 12:31 am
We usually have corned beef and cabbage in the crockpot. This looks so good I’m going to have to try it.