This sausage casserole is perfect for a hearty Winter dinner. Simply serve with some creamy mashed potato and enjoy the sight of your family digging in.
1 kggood-quality sausages
1 tbspolive oil
2 (600g) brown onions, sliced
1/4 cup(35g) plain flour
2 cups(500ml) salt-reduced beef stock
1/3 cup(80ml) water
2 tbspworcestershire sauce
1/4 cup(70g) tomato sauce
Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Place sausages on an oven tray lined with baking paper; bake for about 10 minutes or until browned. Slice thickly.
Meanwhile, heat the oil and butter in a heavy-based pan, add onion; cook, stirring, over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until browned lightly. Take care not to have the heat too high - if the onion burns, it will give an unpleasant flavour.
Add the flour to the onion; cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until browned. Gradually add the stock and the water, then add the sauces and sausages.
Simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes or until the sausages are cooked through (or cover and cook in the oven for about 20 minutes). Season to taste with salt and ground white pepper.
Serve with creamy mashed potato and buttered green beans, if desired.