Monday, March 8, 2010

Bangers and Mash - Siggy Spice Style

For the last several years, on St. Patrick's Day, we would have Corned Beef and Cabbage. Every evening as I would scrape all the uneaten food off of the kiddos plates, I wondered why I bothered....they didn't like corned beef and they certainly did not like cabbage. So this year, I thought I would try a different meal for the Irish celebration...enter Bangers and Mash. Bangers and Mash is a fun way to say sausage and mashed potatoes, both of which would be a hit with the kiddos. To take it up another notch, I made the Bangers in an Onion Guinness Sauce and added some Kale to the mashed potatoes to give it that festive flair. So, if you are looking for a tasty and quick meal for St. Patrick's Day, go get some Bangers and Mash away!

You know what would be a great dessert with this? Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes....drool...

  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 6 Irish Bangers. I found mine at Trader Joe's!
  • 1 cup diced onion. About 1/2 large onion.
  • 1/4 cup Guinness beer
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 TBSP Dijon Mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5-6 servings of your favorite mashed potatoes. Your choice, make them from scratch or instant.
  • 1/2 cup Kale, rinsed and chopped in manageable bites

In a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil and butter and heat until butter is melted. Brown your Irish Bangers until crispy on both sides. Add chopped onion and allow to cook with sausage until soft and slightly browned. Add Guinness beer to de-glaze pan, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Sprinkle flour over the onions in pan and stir to coat, cook just until lightly browned. Add beef broth, stir to combine. Add Dijon mustard, whisk to combine and lower heat to medium-low. Cover pan and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. If you need to thicken your sauce a little more, simply add a TBSP of cornstarch to 1/4 cup cold water and whisk into sauce. Salt and pepper to taste.

Please know that I am totally not going to tell you how to make your mashed potatoes, nor will I judge you either way. YOU know how you and your family likes them. If you are making from scratch, add the chopped Kale to the water the last 5 minutes you are boiling your potatoes, then continue making as your normally would. If you are making instant, simply add the Kale to the water as you are bringing it to boil.


1 comment:

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