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Sausage Bap With Boozy Caramelised Onions

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When it comes to making the perfect sausage bap – our recipe nails it! Soft fluffy bread rolls stuffed with juicy sausages and topped with boozy caramelised onions. Our sausage butty is just TOO GOOD!

Our sausage baps are just AMAZING! We make them using Fletchers Barmcakes and if you live in Manchester/Lancashire then believe me these are the BEST barmcakes ever!

They’re soft, always so fresh and they smell so good! They are perfect for sausage baps.

When we make these for Bonfire parties or Halloween night, then I top the sausages with caramelised onions that have been fried really slowly in butter and beer. They taste oh so perfect.

Our sausage bap recipe is ideal for eating around the bonfire outdoors on a cold night, perhaps alongside a mug of mulled cider.

sausage bap with boozy caramelised onions served as Bonfire Night food

Sausage Bap Ingredients

To make our delicious sausage barmcakes with boozy caramelised onions you’ll just need a handful of ingredients.

  • 12 sausages – choose proper bangers – nice thick sausages with a high meat content
  • 6 bread rolls
  • 2 large onions
  • 50g butter
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 200ml beer

Equipment Needed

  • Roasting tin
  • Frying pan
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp vegetable knife
  • Bread board
  • Bread knife
  • Weighing scales
  • Measuring jug
sausage bap with boozy caramelised onions served as Bonfire Night food

How To Make Sausage Bap With Caramelised Onions

It’s super easy to make our tasty sausage butty recipe. And it’s a really easy recipe to double or triple (or more) to feed a crowd.

  • Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4 – I prefer to cook the sausages in the oven because you can do big tray fulls easily and they just take care of themselves. If you prefer you could fry or grill but this requires more hands on time.
  • Cook the sausages in the oven – lay them into a roasting tin and cook in the oven for around 30-40 minutes or until cooked through properly. Turn them once during cooking around half way through.

How To Caramelise Onions

  • Slice the onions into half moons
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan over a low heat
  • Tip in the onions and brown sugar – then turn up the heat and fry for around 3-4 minutes over a high heat, stirring regularly.
  • Add the beer – pour in the beer, let it sizzle, then reduce the heat to low and cook the onions for around 40 minutes, really slowly, stirring every 10 minutes or so.

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How To Serve The BEST Sausage Bap!

Oh you’re just not going to be able to wait to get eating these tasty sausage barms!

When I’m serving these at Bonfire or Halloween parties I split open the baps and pile on the warm sausages.

Next I load up a tray with the sausage baps and then add a bowl or ketchup, a bowl of mustard and alongside that I add the boozy beer fried onions so that people can just help themselves.

sausage bap with boozy caramelised onions served as Bonfire Night food

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Make Our Sausage Bap Your Way

  • Go vegetarian (or vegan) – switch out the meat sausages for your favourite plant based sausages.
  • Marinate the sausages – fancy some extra flavour on your sausages? Then drizzle over some honey, marmalade or chilli sauce for a really, finger licking delicious banger!
  • Add more vegetables – fancy something in with the onions? Try frying off some peppers and mushrooms alongside the onions.
  • Always room for cheese! – If like me you LOVE your cheese… then add some. Try blue cheese, strong Cheddar cheese or even just add a pepperjack cheese slice to the bap before sliding on the sausages.

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More Sausage Recipes You’ll LOVE!

When you’re cooking for a family then sausages tend to make an appearance at least once a week! So it’s great to have some yummy sausage recipes up your sleeve, just to mix things up a little at dinner time!

  • Chicken and Sausage Casserole – oh this is the perfect alternative to Sunday dinner – tender chicken breast and juicy pork sausages in a rich gravy served with creamy mashed potatoes and Yorkshire puddings. Perfect!
  • Sausage and Mash Piethis is a proper comfort food dinner. Sausages in rich onion gravy, topped with mashed potatoes and finished off in the oven. Totally delicious!
  • Easy Sausage Meatballs – turn a packet of 6 sausages into 24 mini meatballs and serve in this tasty vegetable packed pasta dish. A quick and tasty family dinner.

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Yield: Makes 6

Sausage Bap With Boozy Caramelised Onions

sausage bap with boozy caramelised onions served as Bonfire Night food

Super tasty sausage bap loaded with boozy caramelised onions and topped with your favourite sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 sausages (choose high meat content) 
  • 6 bread rolls
  • 2 large onions - sliced
  • 50g butter 
  • 2 tsp brown sugar 
  • 200ml beer 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4
  2. Cook the sausages in the oven – lay them into a roasting tin and cook in the oven for around 30-40 minutes or until cooked through properly. Turn them once during cooking around half way through.
  3. Caramlise the onions - melt the butter in a frying pan over a low heat. tip in the onions and brown sugar then turn up the heat and fry for around 3-4 minutes over a high heat, stirring regularly.
  4. Add the beer - pour in the beer, let it sizzle, then reduce the heat to low and cook for around 40 minutes really slowly, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
  5. To serve - slice the sausages and stuff them into the bread rolls, serve on a platter and let everyone help themselves to boozy onions and their favourite sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 594Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 1328mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 20g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate. You should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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