Bangers and Colcannon with Guinness Gravy is an outstanding, filling and delicious dish that embodies all the best flavors of the Emerald Isle.

Bangers and Colcannon with Guinness Gravy


Bangers and Colcannon with Guinness Gravy
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 pound bacon, cut into 1 inch slices
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, salted
  • 1/4 small head cabbage, thinly sliced, preferably Savoy
  • 4 green onions, sliced (or scallions)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound pork sausage (Irish or English bangers if you can get them)
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, fresh, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 bottle Guinness stout
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, salted
  • 1 Tablespoon sour cream
  • whole milk to taste
  1. Bring some water to boil, add the potatoes and simmer until fork tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile cook the bacon in a large pan over medium heat until it renders, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the butter to the bacon, season with salt and pepper and cook until it foams, about a minute.
  4. Add the cabbage to the bacon, mix to coat and let cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the green onions to the cabbage, cook for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  7. Add the sausage and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes per side, and set them aside.
  8. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  9. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  10. Sprinkle in the flour and let it cook for a few minutes.
  11. Add the Guinness, mustard and Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar along with the sausage and simmer for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove the sausage and continue to simmer to reduce by half about 10 minutes.
  13. Meanwhile, mash the potatoes, mix in the cabbage followed by the butter, sour cream and enough milk until you get your favorite mashed potatoes consistency.
  14. Divide the colcannon between 4 plates, top with sausages and cover in gravy.

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