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!
Bangers and Mash - Siggy Spice Style
- 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
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.
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