Guinness Bangers and Cheesy Onion Mash (a.k.a. Vegetarian Sausage and Potatoes)

April 08, 2009 By: Megabeth Category: Main Dishes, Side Dishes Print This Post Print This Post

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I was inspired by a “Dinner: Impossible” episode on the Food Network to make this banger and mash recipe.  All I had to do was convert the original recipe by using vegetarian sausage.  I also took advantage of a bumper crop of parsley in my Aerogarden to throw some fresh herbs into my mash.

Preparation couldn’t have been easier, but cook time is a little long. But, you don’t have to monitor it that much. So, this was definitely a “sit on the stove and let simmer while folding the laundry” dinner. Served with a little light coleslaw, this meal was quite unique and satisfying. And, it would be easy to make large quantities of if serving a large crowd.

Guinness Bangers and Cheesy Onion Mash
(a.k.a. Vegetarian Sausage and Potatoes)

Serves 2
By: Megabeth
Inspired by Dinner: Impossible

Vegetarian Guinness Sausages
2 t olive oil
1 12 oz package vegetarian Italian-style sausage (4 sausages)
1 pint, 6 oz bottle of Guinness Extra Stout
1/2 white onion, diced

Cheesy Onion Mash
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 white onion, diced
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup asagio cheese, shredded (or use white cheddar)
1 1/2 T butter (I used Smart Balance instead)
2 T flat leaf parsley, minced
sea salt, to taste

In a saute pan, heat olive oil on medium high heat. Add vegetarian sausage and brown on all sides.

vegetarian bangers and mash

Add Guinness and onions and turn heat to low.

vegetarian bangers and mash

Cover and braise for 50 minutes.

vegetarian bangers and mash

In large pot, place potatoes and onions and pot and bring to boil.

vegetarian bangers and mash

Continue to boil until potatoes and onions soften. Drain and place in large bowl.

vegetarian bangers and mash

Add cheese, butter and heavy cream. With potato masher, mash potatoes until smooth.

vegetarian bangers and mash

Add parsley and stir to combine into potatoes. If you desire creamier potatoes, use a hand mixer after hand mashing.

vegetarian bangers and mash

Remove sausage from pan and serve with mashed potatoes. Feel free to use some of the sauce from the pan to drizzle over the potatoes and sausage.

2 Comments to “Guinness Bangers and Cheesy Onion Mash (a.k.a. Vegetarian Sausage and Potatoes)”

  1. Bangers and mash! Yay!
    Are you guys ‘bubble and squeak’ fans?

  2. “Bubble and squeak” – hadn’t heard that in forever.


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