March 02, 2021
We love Sausage
Cooking sausages in the oven with vegetables and gravy is a terrific quick dinner idea that takes mere minutes to assemble! The sausages get nicely browned, the vegetables tender, and a flavor packed gravy. Kind of like making a stew!
1 1/4 lbs baby potatoes, halved
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2" pieces
2 red onions, each cut into 8 wedges
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt and Pepper
Oil Spray (optional)
2 1/2 Tbsp. flour (plain/ all purpose)
2 cups chicken stock
Preheat over to 390 degrees F (Standard) or 350 degrees (fan/convection)
Place vegetable ingredients in a large bowl. Toss well to coat.
Add sausages and toss briefly.
Transfer to roasting pan. Pan should be a size so the vegetables are stacked about 2 deep. Rearrange sausages so they are on top.
In the same bowl used for the vegetables, add butter and flour. Whisk.
Add a bit of beef broth and whisk, then whisk in remaining broth. (Don't worry if you end up with some floating butter bits)
Pour down the side of the pan (don't pour over the sausages or veggies).
Optional: Spray sausages with oil - browns slightly better (especially lean sausages)
Bake 25 minutes. Turn sausages. Spray again with oil (optional) then bake for a further 25 minutes or until sausages are browned and potatoes are soft.
Serve sausages and vegetables with Gravy on top, garnish with fresh thyme leaves in desired. (see notes for gravy thickness adjustment)
1 - Potatoes: I used potatoes about the size of a golf ball. If yours are much larger, halve them. You can also use large potatoes and cut them.
2 - Sausages: Use any sausage of choice here, I use Circle B Ranch German ones. Delish!
3 - Gravy Thickness: The gravy thickness will be affected by things like how juicy your sausages and vegetables are, the strength of the over, heat retention of your pan etc.
If too thin (note that gravy will thicken slightly as you start removing sausages etc from pan), remove sausages and vegetables then return pan to the over for a few minutes - it should reduce fairly quickly because of the large surface area.
If too thick, just add a splash of hot water - a bit at a time!
Nutrition per serving, assuming 4 servings made using lean sausages, assuming all the gravy is consumed.
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