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Bangers with Cider and Apples

An elegant twist on an English/Irish pub classic. Perfect with your favorite brew.

Bangers with Cider and Apples

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 pound of sausages
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 large Spanish onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of apple cider
  • 1 tsp of powdered mustard
  • 1/2 tsp of thyme
  • 1/2 tsp of rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1 large red apple, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a stock pot, heat up the two tbsp of olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Place the sausages into the pot and cook until the outer skins are lightly-browned. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  3. In the pot, using any oil and fat left, place the garlic and onion in and cook until onions brown.
  4. Pour in the apple cider, and add in the mustard, thyme, rosemary, and bay leaf. Stir thoroughly. Add in salt and pepper to your taste preference.
  5. Add the sausages back in.
  6. Turn the burner to medium-low, then cover and simmer the mixture for 30 minutes.
  7. Stir the cornstarch with a cup of water. Slowly add into the pot and stir until the sauce thickens into a gravy.
  8. Place the apple slices on top of the mixture and cover the pot again. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes until apples soften.

Quick Notes

Do not peel the apple. Simply core it and slice it.

Variations

You’re not limited to using just English or Irish sausages. Use any sausage you like. I will admit the actual bangers were a bit bland. Zuzana also wanted a more healthy alternative, so I used some garlic chicken sausages from Trader Joe’s. I must admit I loved them better in this recipe and would recommend you try it.

In my own quest to make this dish, I found apple cider hard to come by for some odd reason. I ended up using all-natural unfiltered apple juice. If you can’t even find a really “natural” one, then just use regular apple juice.

Serving Suggestions

I didn’t put a recipe for mashed potatoes because it seemed redundant, but the suggestion is you make mashed potatoes any way you like, then place a generous portion on a plate. Top with some of the onions and gravy, then place a few sausages and apple slices on top to complete the masterpiece.

Tags: apple, bangers, mashed, potato, sausage

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