Food Tuesday: Bangers and Mash

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So two friends and I had lunch at The Irish Rover in Louisville, which I hadn’t done in years. It’s just as good as I remembered, and the company was stellar.

I told the waitress that I used to buy a pound of their bangers to take home and cook for myself, and she asked, and sold me a pound. It’s Winston’s Artisan Foods’ Irish Style Bangers.

So this happened:

Tastes better than it looks.

First, I cooked some sweet onions in vegan butter, salt, and a little sugar. Very low and very slow, until the onions started to brown. Then I removed the onions, added a little more butter, and browned the bangers on all sides. Next, I added some Guinness, water, and beef bouillon and cooked that for about ten minutes. I took out the bangers, stirred in some water and flour, and kept stirring until the gravy thickened. I put the onions and bangers back into the gravy, and BOOM!

Of course, I made some mashed potatoes, and the next day I reheated the leftovers along with some leftover corn.

Honestly, SO GOOD! I see on the Winston’s site that they plan to have sausage rolls and meat pies. I’m saving my pennies and wiping the anticipatory drool off my chin(s).

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Happiness from another country.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Food Tuesday: Bangers and Mash

  1. Dan Antion

    March 26, 2024 at 9:07am

    Oh my, that looks so good. PS, I like mixing corn in with mashed potatoes.

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    March 26, 2024 at 11:25pm

    That sounds SO delicious! Sausage rolls and meat pies, too? I’m so jealous! I’d love to try this at home — thank you for the recipe and step-by-step process. I certainly won’t be able to find the exact bangers that you used, but hopefully there are some good ones at the local supermarket!

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