While this recipe certainly doesn't rate high on the "healthy" eating register, it is certainly a wonderful winter warming recipe. The smell that filters through the house is just delicious and reminds me of cold winter days lazing around the house drinking hot chocolates and reading books lol. The fact that I have chosen the middle of summer to try this recipe out is a whole different story but thats beside the point lol.
This is a cross between a Shepherds Pie and a Devilled Sausage type of meal I would say. I made a big batch as I wanted left overs for lunches the next day (the joy of school holidays lol) but you can cut it down accordingly. I will definitely be making this again but I think next time I will only use one packet of the french onion soup mix and as thought it made it just a little salty, but I will taste test the sauce mix before I mix it together and can easily add another packet if need be :-)
This recipe is based on the size of serve that I made. This size was baked in my large baking tray and fed 5 for dinner with seconds and then there were 6 serves left over for lunch the following day.
Potatoes (use your own judgement, you need enough to make mashed potato to cover your chosen baking dish)
Milk to mash the potatoes
Butter to mash the potatoes
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Brown Onions, sliced
1.5 kgs Sausages
Frozen mixed veggies of your liking (use as much or as little as you like)
1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 x 35gram packets of French Onion Soup Mix
2 Tablespoons Plain Flour
Grated Cheese to top
Dice potatoes and place in saucepan with cold water.
Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
Add butter and milk and any seasoning you may like.
Mash until smooth.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius
Heat oil in deep frying pay over medium heat.
Add onion and cook for 3 minutes or until browned.
Chop the sausages into bite sized pieces.
Add to frying pan and cook, stirring occasionally.
Add in the mixed veggies, continuing to stir occasionally.
Whisk tomato sauce, bbq sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soup mix, flour and 1 1/2 cups of water together in a jug.
Stir the sauce mix into the sausages and bring to the boil.
Spoon the mixture into a large casserole dish or baking tray.
Top with the mashed potato.
Sprinkle with grated cheese.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes in oven.
Enjoy with salad and a bread roll
(No meal like this can possibly be served with out a little bread roll according to my boys lol)