Onion Gravy for British Bangers and Mash

Onion Gravy for British Bangers and Mash

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"Being a Brit, bangers & mash is a fairly regular staple on the household menu. I tried recipe after recipe for the perfect onion gravy to go with it, and this is by far and away the best."


1 h 10 m servings 226 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 226 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 611 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in the melted butter until softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Cover the pan and cook until onions are caramelized, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir flour into the caramelized onions and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Pour red wine, chicken stock (see Editor's Note), Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce into the onion mixture; simmer until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Substitute vegetable stock to make a vegetarian version.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Just a note that some Worcestershire sauce has anchovies listed in the ingredients, for those of you who are wanting to make a vegetarian version.

I’ve had this in my recipe box for quite a while, and I’m so glad that I finally got around to fixing it. It’s not something that you can throw together in a few minutes, but it’s worth the inv...

Whole family loved this! Went together easily and the ingredients are pantry staples. Looking forward to digging into the leftovers tomorrow!

The flavor was great and everyone loved the gravy with our Irish bangers and mash. I added nearly four times the flour though to thicken it enough. My only real problem was that the red wine tur...

This is the second time I've made this recipe and it is fabulous! It tastes like French Onion Soup and who doesn't love French Onion Soup? I only used 1/2 tsp of Dijon Mustard-in that amount it...

Excellent using rich beef broth instead of chicken stock, plus the red wine. I used grainy Dijon mustard. Served with President's Choice English Bangers, mashed russet potatoes and petit pois. F...

This was really good. I agree with another reviewer you really do need to let the onions caramelize to get the right consistency for this gravy. I will add a little less of the red wine next t...

The wine overpowered the other flavors. I would half it next time. It would probably be better with beef broth if you have it available. If you prefer thick gravy (American style), you will nee...